Upon the call of Jordan and Palestine, an extraordinary meeting was held at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where Israel’s violations against Al-Aqsa Mosque were discussed.
In his speech at the opening of the meeting, Taha said, “Jerusalem is an inseparable part of the occupied Palestinian lands and the capital of the Palestinian state. Masjid al-Aqsa is a temple that belongs only to Muslims with every inch of it.” used the phrase.
“Israel has increased its barbaric attacks on those who pray”
Pointing out that “Israel has increased its violations against Masjid al-Aqsa, its barbaric attacks against those who pray, and its detention operations through the occupation forces and extremist Jewish settlers,” Taha reacted to these actions.
Stating that these steps are a clear violation of the inviolability of holy places and freedom of worship, Taha warned that no attempt should be made to disrupt the historical and legal status of the holy places belonging to Muslims and Christians in Jerusalem, especially the Masjid al-Aqsa.
Taha stated that the crimes committed by Israel would undermine security and stability in the region, and breed violence and tension, and noted that Israel bears all responsibility for these crimes and dangerous violations.
Tranquility reigns in Gaza and the south of Lebanon
Taha also emphasized that the steps and decisions that Israel will take to change the historical and legal status of Jerusalem and the holy places in this city are completely “invalid” according to international law and relevant United Nations (UN) resolutions.
Tranquility reigns in Gaza and the south of Lebanon, which are under blockade by the Israeli army.
Although there was no official statement regarding a ceasefire and agreement, Israel’s attacks on Lebanon and Gaza, and rockets fired from Gaza in response, stopped as of yesterday.
The Israeli police’s use of disproportionate force, using sound bombs, rubber-coated bullets and batons, against the Muslims in the Masjid al-Aqsa for two days in a row, escalated the tension in occupied East Jerusalem and led to events.
The tension that started in the region on April 4 with Israel’s raid on Masjid al-Aqsa, escalated with Israeli attacks on Gaza and Lebanon in the first hours of Friday night, April 7th. In response, rockets were fired from Gaza in the direction of Israel.