The Ministry of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs condemned on Sunday the decision of the Israeli public prosecutor to shut down the Golden Gate, one of the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem.
The ministry said Israeli authorities are gradually altering the historical status quo at Al-Aqsa Mosque so that “they could absorb any potential response [from the Palestinians and Muslims]”.
It said the decision to shut down the gate could lead to disastrous consequences in the region, a matter that requires a “strong reaction from the Islamic Cooperation Organization”.
After 12 nights of protests in occupied E. Jerusalem, Palestinians have begun celebrating the removal of new restrictions at Al Aqsa mosque. pic.twitter.com/SM5AIcsGX0
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The Ministry called on all competent international agencies and organizations, on top of which the United Nations, to live up to their responsibility and protect the Islamic holy site.
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