Scores injured as Israel occupation forces storm Al Aqsa mosque, Qatar condemns raid

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Scores injured as Israel occupation forces storm Al Aqsa mosque, Qatar condemns raid

Qatar strongly condemned the Israeli occupation forces storming into Al Aqsa Mosque and assaulting the worshipers, saying it was a provocation to the feelings of millions of Muslims around the world, and a severe violation of human rights and international accords.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement released on Friday, stressed the importance of having the international community move swiftly to end the repeated Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people and Al Aqsa mosque.

"We strongly condemn the Israeli occupation forces' storming of the courtyards of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and their brutal assault on worshipers in these virtuous days. We call on the international community to take immediate action to protect the Palestinian people and holy sites," Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foriegn Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said on Twitter.

The MOFA statement stressed Qatar's firm position of the fairness of the Palestinian cause and the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, including their religious rights and right to establish an independent state based on the borders of 1967 with Al Quds as its capital.

More than 170 Palestinians have been injured after Israeli police stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque and dispersed worshippers elsewhere in occupied East Jerusalem, as weeks-long tensions between Israel and the Palestinians over Jerusalem soared again.

Tens of thousands of Palestinian worshippers packed into the mosque on the final Friday of Ramadan and many stayed on to protest in support of Palestinians facing eviction from their homes on Israeli-occupied land claimed by Jewish settlers.

The US State Department said it is “extremely concerned” about the violence in Jerusalem and called on Israeli and Palestinian officials “to act decisively” to deescalate tensions.

Source: Qatar Tribune