Qatar and Turkey slammed Israeli forces’ brutal storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem and their attack on Palestinian worshipers observing the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on Tuesday night.
In a statement released Wednesday, Qatar’s and Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared they firmly condemned the Israeli occupation forces’ storming of the sacred Al-Aqsa Mosque, assaulting worshipers, preventing ambulances from reaching the injured and evacuating the worshipers in Al-Qibli prayer hall, imposing restrictions on the mosque’s gates and preventing Palestinians from entering.
Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it considers these “brutal criminal practices a serious escalation and a blatant infringement of the holy places, an extension of the policy of Judaizing Jerusalem, a violation of international law and resolutions of international legitimacy, and a provocation to the feelings of more than two billion Muslims in the world, especially in the blessed month of Ramadan.”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned against introducing any changes to the historical and legal status of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, and its sanctities.
Meanwhile, the Turkish Foreign Ministry stated that Israeli occupation forces’ attacks on worshipers in Al-Aqsa Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan “are not acceptable in any way.”
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry called on the Israeli government to immediately stop all attacks that might lead to a further escalation of tensions in the region.