Egypt condemns repeated Israeli violations at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Ahram Online , Monday 26 Sep 2022

Egypt condemned the repeated violations by Israeli extremists at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque in full view of the Israeli occupation forces, the foreign ministry stated on Monday.

Foreign Ministry building
File Photo: Egyptian Foreign Ministry building. Al-Ahram


The ministry stressed that the continuation of these violations and Israeli attempts to change the legal and historical status quo of Jerusalem is a flagrant violation of international law, and a dangerous escalation that undermines efforts to achieve a just and comprehensive settlement of the Palestinian cause and reach a two-state solution.

Moreover, it warned of the extreme danger of continuing the provocative practices in the vicinity of the Islamic holy site.

On Sunday, Israeli troops killed a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian sources said, with Israeli occupation forces saying they fired on "armed suspects" during a routine patrol.

Israeli forces claimed that "hits were identified" after occupation forces fired towards what they called "armed suspects driving in a vehicle and a motorcycle" near Nablus in the northern West Bank, an area that has seen near daily violence in recent months.

The Palestinian health ministry named the man killed as Saed Al-Koni.

Al-Koni's death was the second in the Nablus area in the past two days.

On Saturday, a Palestinian driver was killed by Israeli forces after an alleged "attempted ramming attack," which Palestinians said was a traffic accident.

Israeli forces have faced criticism over their frequent use of lethal force in response to perceived threats.

Since March, Israel has launched hundreds of raids in the northern West Bank, including Nablus and nearby Jenin, in pursuit of individuals it accuses of involvement in deadly attacks targeting Israelis.

The raids have sparked clashes that have killed dozens of Palestinians, including fighters

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