The United Council of Muslim Theologians of South Africa (UUCSA) has condemned the newest assault on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Palestine. This comes after at the very least 158 individuals had been wounded Friday in clashes between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli police.
The clashes occurred in Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam’s third holiest web site and tons of had been detained.
The Islamic endowment that runs the positioning mentioned Israeli police entered the mosque earlier than daybreak on Friday, as hundreds of worshippers had been gathered for early morning prayers.
AFP stories that the clashes come after three weeks of lethal violence in Israel and the occupied West Bank, because the Jewish pageant of Passover and Christian Easter overlap with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency service mentioned it evacuated nearly all of the wounded to hospitals round Palestine.
“152 injured worshippers were transferred from the AlAqsa Mosque to nearby hospitals including the PRCS field hospital. Injuries were due to rubber bullets, sound grenades or assaulting. Dozens of other injuries were treated in the field.”
In an announcement, UUCSA has known as upon the worldwide neighborhood to indicate solidarity to the Palestinian individuals, particularly in the course of the month of Ramadan.
“We call upon the Ulama, scholars, intellectuals, and writers across the Muslim world to back the Palestinians and support them in their struggle against Zionist Terrorism. We urge our Muslims globally to make a special prayer this Friday for our brothers and sisters in Palestine and for the Zionist to stop defacement of Al Masjidul Asa Al Mubarak.”
According to AFP, UN Middle East peace envoy Tor Wennesland urged “the authorities on both sides to immediately de-escalate the situation and prevent any further provocations by radical actors”, a place echoed by the US Palestinian Affairs Unit and the EU’s diplomatic service.
Israeli police mentioned they arrested at the very least 300 Palestinians in the course of the newest escalation, however Palestinian sources put the quantity at 400.