Foreign Ministry Calls on Arab and Islamic World to Protect Al-Aqsa Mosque

RAMALLAH, June 25, 2014 (WAFA) – Ministry of Foreign Affairs called, in a press release Wednesday, on the Arab and Islamic world to take immediate actions to protect and support Jerusalem, al-Aqsa mosque, and other holy sites.

It said ‘condemnation statements’ are not enough and that urgent action is immediately needed to protect the holy sites.

The ministry called for implementing the resolutions of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) 41st session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM), recently held in Jeddah, as well as called to activate a ministerial contact group to protect Jerusalem.

The statement comes amid threats by the so-called Temple of Solomon groups to enter al-Aqsa Mosque compound in large numbers next Thursday morning under the title “let’s freely tour in the Temple Mount.”

The ministry held Israel fully responsible for such “extortion,” stressing that Palestine’s embassies around the world are currently laying bare the racial character of Israel in its pursuit of dividing the mosque between Muslims and Jews.

Moreover, it considered the Jewish calls for entering the mosque a precursor for a religious war in the region and a grave violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention and the principles of the freedom of worship.

Source: WAFA