Palestine has condemned the Israeli court’s decision that limited the right of Jews to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the old city of East Jerusalem.
In a statement, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry described the move as a major offensive against the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Xinhua news agency reported.
The Al-Aqsa Mosque complex is a holy site for both Muslims and Jews.
The Israeli court’s decision is a step towards dividing the holy complex of the mosque, the statement said. This would have dangerous consequences on the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its historical and legal status.
He also said that he would make all efforts to counter this decision and take all political and diplomatic action.
The foreign ministry will coordinate efforts with Jordan, the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation at both regional and international levels, the statement said.
Meanwhile, Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit also condemned the court’s decision, saying it was dangerous and reflected the intentions of the new Israeli government and its continued plans to target the Palestinian presence.
Aboul-Ghet said Israel’s policies, including the court’s decision, run the risk of provoking Palestinians because it touches religious sentiments.
He called on the international society to bear its responsibility for maintaining the legal and historical status of the city of Jerusalem.
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