lundi 17 juillet 2017

Al-Aqsa under Israeli sovereignty and Jordan position is not important: Israeli official

Un fonctionnaire sioniste : Al-Aqsa sous la souveraineté sioniste; la position de la Jordanie n'a pas d'importance

Israeli Minister of Internal Security, Gilad Erdan

Jerusalem, ALRAY -- Israeli Minister of Internal Security, Gilad Erdan, claimed that the Aqsa Mosque is under Israeli sovereignty and that Jordan's position on the closure of the mosque on Friday is “not important”.

In a his speech to Israeli army radio station on Sunday, Erdan said that Israeli occupation has the full sovereignty on Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa mosque and the position of other countries is not important.

Edran shouldered the leadership of Islamic movement, Sheikh Raed Salah, the responsibility of the attack operation carried out in Al-Aqsa mosque last Friday, adding that he does not exclude the detention of Sheikh Salah.

In the wake of Israeli occupation’s shut down to Al-Aqsa and preventing worshippers of performing the Friday prayers, following the attack where two Israeli soldiers and three Palestinian killed, many angry reactions of Arab and Muslim countries came.

Turkey joined the calls to immediately open Al-Aqse mosque that been closed in front of worshippers following the attack.

In a statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry expressed its deep sadness for fatalities fall in the attack, calling to the importance of assuring stability and calmness in Jerusalem as soon as possible and to respect the historical value of holy places.

Al-Azhar Alsharif and the General Secretary of Arab League, Ahmad Al-Ghait, denounced the closure of Al-Aqsa mosque and preventing the Azan call first time since 1969.

In turn, Islamic cooperation organization considered Al-Aqsa mosque closure an “unprecedented crime and flagrant violation of Palestinians’ human rights and their religious freedom”.

Qatari diplomat Nasser Al-Nasr, who was his country's representative to the United Nations, expressed his condemnation of the attack, which he described as "a criminal act committed within a sacred place." Al-Nasr, the highest representative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, added that "the malicious attack on the sacred site of Muslims and Jews".

In turn, the UAE expressed its strong condemnation of the closure of the Al-Aqsa Mosque by the Israeli occupation forces and preventing of Friday prayers for the first time since 1969, considering it a dangerous precedent and blatant aggression against holy sites and the rights and freedom to practice religious rites.

The UAE's stressed its rejection of any attack on the rights of Muslims to practice their religious rites in their holy places freely and without any restrictions, warning at the same time of the danger of any attempts to change the legal and historical situation in Jerusalem or to impose new facts inside the Al-Aqsa compound.

To that, Kuwait expressed its strong condemnation of Israeli occupation’s preventing of Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa declaring it a military zone, and prevented worshipers from entering it for the first time in almost half a century.

An official source in the Kuwaiti foreign ministry described the Israeli action as a provocation to Muslim feelings and a violation of the freedom to practice religious rites.

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