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Palestine condemns Israeli attacks on worshippers

The State of Palestine has condemned Israel’s provocations and aggression against both the worshippers and the sanctity of Holy Sites in Jerusalem, particularly around Al-Haram Al-Sharif.

In a statement, the Palestinian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, His Excellency Tamer Almassri said Israeli occupying forces’ aggression against worshippers during the holiest month of the year is in grave violation of the historic, legal, and political status quo of Jerusalem.

“The State of Palestine also condemns the unlawful detention of worshippers followed by the forced invasion of Jewish settlers into Al-Haram Al-Sharif under the protection of Israeli occupying forces; Israel, the occupying Power, is not committed, as it falsely claims, to either bring about calm in Jerusalem or to guarantee the freedom of religion and worship for all,” he said.

He added that Israel, the occupying Power, is wilfully and deliberately provoking Muslim worshippers during the Holy Month of Ramadan and is imposing additional punitive restrictions.

“The State of Palestine holds Israel fully responsible for dangerous repercussions of its violations on regional and international peace and security; Al-Haram Al-Sharif is a place of Muslim worship, protected and preserved by the historic and internationally recognized status-quo and under the sole authority of the Islamic Waqf and the custodianship of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.”

Ambassador Almassri said Israel’s militarisation and attempts to upend hundreds of years of Islamic traditions are aimed at the spatial and temporal division of Al-Haram Al-Sharif and to impose its control.

He called on the international community to ensure that Israel adheres to its obligations under international law.

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