Several Arab and International parties strongly condemned Itamar Ben-Gvir’s raid into the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Israeli extremist leader, newly appointed as Israel’s national security minister, invaded the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, which triggered wide criticism.
The White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre expressed concerns over ‘Ben-Gvir’s visit’ to Al-Aqsa Mosque, stating that any unilateral action that jeopardizes the status quo is unacceptable.
In addition, the United Arab Emirates UAE condemned in a statement Ben-Gvir’s storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of Israeli forces.
The UAE called on Israel to assume responsibility for reducing escalation in the region, calling for efforts to end the illegal practices that threaten a two-state solution.
Meanwhile, Jordan’s Foreign Ministery denounced the storming of Al-Aqsa and violating its sanctity. This came after the ministry summoned Israel’s ambassador.
Saudi Arabia also denounced the storming, describing it as a provocative action that violates international principles and norms regarding respect for religious sanctities.
For its part, the British Consulate in Jerusalem called for avoiding all actions which inflame tension and undermine the cause of peace.
Despite warns from Palestinian factions, Itamar Ben-Gvir, known for its extremism and racism, invaded the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque under heavy protection from Israeli occupation forces.
Since Israel occupied Jerusalem in 1967, Jewish settlers have been carrying out semi-daily incursions into Al-Aqsa Mosque, performing provocative rituals.