“Al-Aqsa Mosque is a purely Islamic endowment for Muslims,” he said, affirming that putting an end to violations targeting the Arab, Islamic and Christian identity of the city of Jerusalem and all its holy sites or changing the historical and legal status quo is a must.
Egypt’s Minister of Awqaf (Religious Endowments) Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa slammed Tuesday’s raising of the Israeli flag and the singing of the Israeli anthem at the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The meeting tackled the latest developments in Palestinian territories and ways of deescalating the situation in and around Al Aqsa Mosque.
“Israeli attacks and violations in Al-Aqsa Mosque represent a blatant provocation to the feelings of Muslims everywhere; they undermine freedoms of worship, incite violence, and threaten security and stability in the region and the whole world,” the committee said in the statement.
Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Hissein Brahim Taha dispatched similar letters to several international actors about the ongoing Israeli violation of Al Aqsa Mosque that included closure of the Mosque's gates and barbaric attacks against innocent worshipers.
Egypt has condemned the Israeli forces storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and the violent acts they committed against the Palestinians at the compound of the mosque.
Egypt's top Islamic authority, Al-Azhar, condemned deeply the Israeli attacks against Palestine civilians along with storming al Aqsa Mosque.
Egypt’s Foreign Ministry condemned on Thursday Israeli court's decision which grants Jewish worshipers the right to pray at al-Aqsa Mosque in the old city of East Jerusalem.
Dozens of Israeli settlers on Thursday stormed into Al Aqsa Mosque courtyard from Al Maghareba gate under strict protection of occupation forces.
The Palestinians are observing a nationwide general strike to protest Israel’s relentless bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip.
Israeli police forces stormed a large number of houses in Acre, Lod and other cities and detained scores of youths, the sources added.
Egypt has condemned the escalation in Jerusalem and called for calm since the outbreak of the tensions, embarking on diplomatic efforts to de-escalate. Below are some of the statements and steps by Egypt regarding the issue.
Secretary General of the MWL Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Issa said that these practices are violent and provoke Muslims around the world.
Assistant Foreign Minister Nazih El Naggari held a meeting with Israeli ambassador to Egypt Amira Oron, reaffirming Egypt’s stance on rejecting the recent storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli occupation forces.
A group of Israeli settlers on Monday stormed the vicinity of Al Aqsa Mosque from Al Magharba gate guarded by Israeli forces.
Israeli security forces have deployed reinforcements in Jerusalem ahead of Friday prayers, as Muslims head to Al-Aqsa Mosque to perform their prayers.
Munir al Jaghoub, who heads Fatah's Information Department in the Office of Mobilization and Organization.
Palestinian students on Thursday staged a sit-in outside Al Aqsa Mosque after Israeli troops prevented them from entering their schools with their bags.
he Saudi Arabian Cabinet endorsed the resolutions approved by the Arab Information Ministers’ Council in its 48th session in Cairo.
For the second day in a row, Israel is closing Al Aqsa Mosque following Friday's clashes that left three Palestinian youth and two Israeli soldiers dead.