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Arab Gulf countries condemn clashes in Al-Aqsa

The Arabian Gulf has expressed its grave concern over the violence in occupied East Jerusalem that resulted in the injury of many civilians.

The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement in which it said that the kingdom rejects “what was issued about Israel’s plans and steps to evict Palestinian homes in Jerusalem to enforce Israeli sovereignty over them.”

The UAE echoed, saying it strongly condemns the storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the displacement of Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood.

Minister Khalifa Shaheen Al-Marar held the Israeli authorities responsible, according to the international law rules for protecting Palestinians and their right to practice religious rites and stopping any practices that violate the sanctity of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. He stressed the need to respect Jordan’s role in caring for holy sites.

Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain also criticized how Israel deals with the Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Manama issued a statement: “Stop these rejected provocations against the citizens of Jerusalem (…). Act to prevent its powers from targeting worshipers during this holy month.”

Reactions continue to reject and denounce the possibility of Israel expelling Palestinian families from their homes in East Jerusalem to benefit Jewish settlers.

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