Morocco lambasts incursion into Al-Aqsa Mosque Esplanade by extremists

Morocco, whose King Mohammed VI chairs the Al Quds Committee, an offshoot of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, has condemned in firm words the incursion by some extremists and their supporters into Al-Aqsa Mosque esplanade, as well as the provocative acts they committed in violation of shrine sacredness.

Morocco expresses its rejection of all measures affecting the legal and historical status of the city of Al Quds and its holy places, including the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and all restrictions on the faithful’s access to its premises, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement, stressing the need to preserve its civilizational and Islamic identity and to avoid any form of escalation and provocation.

Morocco, under the leadership of the King, Chairman of the Al Quds Committee, reaffirms that the establishment of a just and comprehensive peace and the promotion of lasting stability in the region depend on the establishment of an independent Palestinian State on the borders of June 1967 with Al Quds-East as its capital, in accordance with international legality resolutions and within the framework of the two-State solution.