Morocco on Saturday issued a condemnation of Israel’s actions against Palestinians worshippers at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque through the holy month of Ramadan, no topic the 2 nation’s 2020 restoration of diplomatic ties.

The dominion expresses its “company condemnation of the incursion by Israeli occupation forces into the Al-Aqsa mosque, their closure of its gates and their aggression against unarmed worshippers in the mosque compound,” a abroad ministry assertion acknowledged.

Morocco “believes that this flagrant aggression and deliberate provocation at some level of the holy month of Ramadan will finest nettle hatred and extremism, and decrease to nothing the potentialities of any relaunch of a peace process in the establish”, the assertion added.

Extra than 150 of us had been injured in clashes between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli police in the Al-Aqsa compound on Friday, the first face-off at the flashpoint holy residing for the reason that begin of Ramadan.

Witnesses acknowledged Palestinians threw stones at Israeli forces, who fired rubber-covered bullets and stun grenades.

Morocco restored diplomatic relatives with Israel in slack 2020 beneath an agreement brokered by the administration of then-president Donald Trump that also seen U.S. recognition of Morocco’s relate to sovereignty over the disputed Western Sahara.

But Morocco stays the chair of the Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Committee of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which is tasked by the pan-Islamic bloc with the protection of the Al-Aqsa mosque and the cultural heritage of Israeli-occupied east Jerusalem.

King Mohammed VI gave instructions for the kingdom’s condemnation of Israeli actions to be relayed straight to the top of the Israeli liaison bellow of job in Rabat, the abroad ministry added.

The ministry called on the United Countries and the enviornment neighborhood to “intervene urgently to position a stop to those violations and aggressions against the Palestinian of us.”


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