Days of Palestine - Jerusalem
Qatar strongly condemned the Israeli occupation forces stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, on Friday, described the attack on the worshipers inside it as "brutal."
The Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press statement that this attack is a provocation to the feelings of millions of Muslims around the world, and a flagrant violation of human rights and international covenants.
The Ministry stressed the need for urgent action by the international community to halt the repeated Israeli attacks against the Palestinians and the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque.
It reaffirmed the firm position of Qatar in support of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, including the exercise of their religious rights and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the borders of 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Hundred-sixty-three people were injured in the violence on Friday evening and 83 were hospitalized, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent rescue service and the Ministry of Health. It said most were wounded in the face and eyes by rubber-coated bullets and shrapnel from stun grenades.
Since the beginning of the month of Ramadan, the city of Jerusalem has witnessed attacks by the Israeli police forces and settlers, especially in the "Bab al-Amud" and "Sheikh Jarrah" neighborhoods.