Iran condemns Israel attacks on al-Aqsa Mosque

Marzieh Afkham

Afkham has called on all countries as well as international organizations to support the Palestinian nation and take action against the desecration of al-Aqsa Mosque.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned the Israeli attacks on the al-Aqsa Mosque, calling on the international community to stop the Israeli aggression against Palestinians.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham on Tuesday denounced the Tel Aviv regime’s provocative actions as well as repetitive attacks by extremist Israeli settlers on al-Aqsa Mosque and Palestinian worshipers.

On Sunday, Israelis broke into the al-Aqsa compound and engaged in violent clashes with Palestinians.

Afkham further noted that such provocative measures take place with the approval of Israeli officials, stressing that the attacks on al-Aqsa Mosque again show the aggressive nature of the Israeli regime and its violation of the rights of the Palestinian nation.

The spokeswoman also called on all countries, especially the Muslim countries, and regional as well as international organizations to support the Palestinian nation and take action against the desecration of al-Aqsa Mosque.

Israeli forces stormed the al-Aqsa compound and closed its gates after the clashes erupted between Palestinian Muslim worshipers and Israelis.

Israeli troops also fired sound bombs inside the compound and attacked Muslim worshipers. In response, the Palestinians threw stones at the Israeli soldiers in an effort to prevent them from storming into the complex.

Dozens of worshipers were injured and at least six of them were detained by Israeli forces. Many of them suffered breathing complications due to tear gas inhalation.

Illegal Israeli settlers, backed by Israeli forces, frequently force their way into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, which usually ends up in clashes.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) also on Sunday called on the United Nations Security Council to take measures for an end to Israeli attacks on the al-Aqsa Mosque compound and violation of the Islamic holy site.

OIC Secretary General Iyad Ameen Madani said in a statement that Israel should be held responsible for the consequences of continued, systematic attacks on the mosque.

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