Morocco has strongly condemned the raid conducted by the Israeli occupation forces on the Al Aqsa Mosque, the closing of the shrine’s gates and the attack on unarmed worshipers in the mosque compound, causing many injuries.
“This blatant aggression and methodical provocation during the holy month of Ramadan against the sanctity of the mosque and its place in the heart of the Islamic Ummah will only fuel feelings of hatred and extremism and destroy the chances of reviving the peace process in the region,” the ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
Morocco, whose Sovereign King Mohammed VI chairs the Al Quds Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, calls on the United Nations and the international community to intervene urgently to put an end to these violations and assaults against the defenseless Palestinian people and its sacred values, the statement added.
The statement said that upon the Sovereign’s instructions, Morocco’s condemnation and denunciation were communicated directly to the head of the Israeli liaison office in Rabat.
The United Nations, the OIC, the Arab League, the European Union and the United States have denounced the raid and expressed concern over the spate of violent incidents at the al-Aqsa compound.