Egypt has decried the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli security minister Itmar Ben-Gvir along with dozens of ”extremist settlers” on Sunday, May 21, 2023.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Egypt condemned the raid by Ben-Gvir in Al-Aqsa. It also called on the Israeli occupation to immediately stop escalating actions that inflame the region already under tension.
“The successive Israeli raids in Al-Aqsa Mosque, aiming at imposing temporal and spatial division, will not change the historical status quo in Al-Aqsa Mosque,” the statement pointed out.
On Sunday morning, Israeli far-right wing minister Itamar Ben-Gvir, along with dozens of Israeli settlers, broke into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque and performed provocative rituals under the protection of Israeli occupation forces.
The storming of Al-Aqsa was seen as a provocative step that triggered Palestinian and Arab anger. Jordan also expressed strong condemnation of Ben-Gvir’s raid.
Israeli settlers carry out semi-daily incursions into the blessed Mosque in Jerusalem and provocatively perform Talmudic rituals under the protection of Israeli occupation forces.
Meanwhile, Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem continue their calls to mobilize at Al-Aqsa to confront the Israeli settlers’ calls for mass raids in Al-Aqsa.
In April 2023, nearly 5054 Israeli settlers invaded the courtyards of Al-Aqsa mosque and performed provocative Talmudic rituals at its courtyards.