Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates// Intensification of Incursions is a Horrific Exploitation of Religious Holidays to Achieve Colonial Objectives

Friday, 13 October 2017 11:05

Under the pretext of Jewish holidays, the Israeli government, headed by PM Benjamin Netanyahu and its various arms, accelerated their incursions into Al-Aqsa Mosque. In the recent days, the number of settlers who stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque exceeded 2000 settler, moreover, extremist Jewish organizations are calling for the increase of this number, to reach more than 300 daily intruders, so that the total number of infiltrators every year will equal 100,000 extremists, claiming that this increase will help the occupation to achieve its objectives to change the historical and legal situation in the mosque. These plans come in light of the imposition of punitive measures and restrictions against the citizens of Jerusalem by the Israeli occupation authorities, especially in the Old City and the perimeter of the mosque and its gates 

The Ministry strongly condemns the continuous targeting of the holy sites in general and Al-Aqsa Mosque in particular, as it affirms that the right-winged government is continuing its attempts to perpetuate the temporal division of the mosque until it is divided spatially through the exploitation of Jewish religious events to serve its colonial purposes.

The ministry holds the Israeli government full responsibility for this escalation and its serious repercussions on the situation as a whole, warns of its dangers and consequences on the efforts exerted to resume the negotiations, and considers it as a great provocation to the Palestinian people and the Islamic worlds of any controls. The Ministry invites the specialized international organizations to hold their legal and moral responsibilities towards our people and their holy sites, and calls upon them to take serious action to protect, defend their relevant resolutions, and to force the occupation authorities to comply with international law and international legitimacy resolutions. Failure to hold Israel accountable; as an occupying power, for its disobedience to UN resolutions encourages it to continue to implement its expansionist Judaization plans. The occupation authorities can continue to violently isolate our people, land, sanctities and property, undermining what’s remaining from the two-state solution.


October 12, 2017