Al-Azhar's Scholars during emergency meeting to discuss Al-Quds - Press Photo
CAIRO - 25 July 2017: Al-Azhar Supreme Council of Scholar announced on Tuesday that they will be holding an international conference in Al-Quds city in late September. They plan to discuss decisions regarding Palestine.
The news came during an emergency meeting on Tuesday. The grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed El-Tayeb will be in attendance. Al-Azhar will communicate with a number of authorities and institutions in preparation for the conference.
During the meeting, Al-Azhar officials said that the procedures made by Israeli forces against Al-Aqsa Mosque are null and void, and does not refer to any humanitarian and civilan principles.
Al-Azhar further made calls to various countries, UNESCO, Islamic and international bodies, and human rights organizations to carry out their duty to liberate the masjid and Palestine from political control and racism. It also warned the world against being silent towards the aggressive practices that are opening doors to religious wars and threatening the peace of the world.
Moreover, the officials stressed on the necessity of increasing attention to the issue of Jerusalem and Palestine in the educational curricula, Friday sermons in mosques, cultural and information programs.
This meeting was called by Tayeb on Sunday to review continual violations made by Israeli forces against Al-Aqsa Mosque, city of Al-Quds Al-Sharif, and Palestinian people.
on July 14, Israeli forces prevented Muslims from performing Friday prayers in Al-Aqsa Mosque. Previously, a young Palestinian man infiltrated a home and stabbed three Israelis to death. He was caught and shot.
During the past days, Israeli forces also renewed clashes with the Palestinians. They rejected Israel's recent security measures that involve the installation of metal detectors and CCTV cameras at the entrances to Al-Aqsa compound.