The State of Qatar chairs the emergency meeting of the Arab League Council the day after tomorrow, Monday, in response to Palestine’s request to discuss Israeli crimes and attacks in the occupied city of Jerusalem against Islamic and Christian holy sites. Especially from America.
In Cairo, the Assistant Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ambassador Hossam Zaki, said today, Saturday, that it was decided to hold an extraordinary session of the League of Arab States Council at the level of permanent delegates next Monday, "in presence at the headquarters of the General Secretariat, at the request of the State of Palestine, and headed by the State of Qatar, the current Chairman of the Council." the University".
He explained that the meeting is devoted to "discussing Israeli crimes and attacks in the occupied city of Jerusalem against Islamic and Christian holy sites, especially the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and the attack on worshipers, and Israeli plans to seize the homes of Jerusalemites, especially in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, in an attempt to empty the holy city of its residents and displace its people."
Palestine awaits action
These statements come after the Palestinian ambassador to Cairo and its permanent representative to the Arab League, Diab Al-Louh, announced - earlier today, Saturday - "the submission of a request for an urgent meeting of the Council of the League of Arab States to discuss confronting the crimes and attacks of the Israeli occupation in the occupied city of Jerusalem."
Al-Louh stressed that "practical decisions and measures must emerge from the meeting that rise to the level of this unprecedented catastrophic event, to deliver a unified Arab message from the League of Arab States stressing the need to provide the necessary international protection for the Palestinian people against such systematic practices, continuous violations and dangerous escalatory steps." .
Al-Louh emphasized that the attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque requires swift action to take measures to prevent the continuation of these violations, to restrain the herds and gangs of foreign settlers, and to stop their criminal practices against the Palestinian people.
Arab condemnations of Israeli crimes continued, and Qatar condemned in the strongest terms the Israeli occupation forces stormed the courtyards of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and the brutal attack on worshipers.
The Qatari Foreign Ministry said that the occupation forces stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque a provocation to the feelings of millions of Muslims in the world, and a flagrant violation of human rights and international covenants, and indicated the need for urgent action by the international community to stop the Israeli attacks on the Palestinian people.
The Foreign Ministry affirmed Qatar's firm position on the justice of the Palestinian cause and the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.
In Jordan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the Israeli police stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque and attacked the worshipers is a flagrant and unacceptable violation, and the ministry demanded that the Israeli police immediately remove Al-Aqsa Mosque and allow the worshipers to perform their religious rites.
The Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs also expressed "the strong condemnation and denunciation of the State of Kuwait for Israel's continued construction of settlements and its displacement and disruption operations in East Jerusalem, especially in Sheikh Jarrah."
The ministry affirmed - in a statement - the danger of the settlement building process and its continuation, as it contravenes the principles of international law and is undermined by international efforts aimed at reaching a final solution to the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, in addition to its threat to stability in the region.
The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its deep condemnation and condemnation of the Israeli security forces storming the Al-Aqsa Mosque and attacking Palestinian worshipers, and the Foreign Ministry spokesman affirmed the Egyptian complete rejection of any illegal practices, such as the settlement policy, confiscation of lands or the displacement of Palestinians.
The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed the kingdom’s rejection of Israeli plans and measures to evacuate Palestinian homes in Jerusalem and impose Israeli sovereignty over them.
The statement stressed Riyadh’s condemnation of "any unilateral measures, any violations of international legitimacy decisions, and anything that might undermine the chances of resuming the peace process to achieve security and stability in the region."
The UAE - which normalized its relations with Israel last year - also condemned "strongly" the clashes and potential evacuations, in a statement by the UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Khalifa Al Marar, and urged the Israeli authorities to "reduce the escalation."
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain - which also signed an agreement to normalize relations - expressed its "strong condemnation of the Israeli forces' assault on worshipers in Al-Aqsa Mosque, and Manama called on the Israeli government to" stop these rejected provocations against the people of Jerusalem, and work to prevent its forces from attacking worshipers in this holy month.
In Ankara, the Turkish Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the attacks by Israeli security forces against Palestinian worshipers at Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry statement called on the Israeli government to be rational and put an end to this provocative and aggressive stance immediately.
"Shame on Israel and those who remain silent in the face of the disgraceful attacks," said Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin - on Twitter late Friday evening, adding, "We call on everyone to stand up to the occupation and aggression policies of this apartheid state."
Turkey's Presidential Communications Director Fakhruddin Altun told state television that Israel was violating human rights and would pay the price.
Opposition parties condemned what happened;
In a rare sign of unity, Alton said, "Attacking innocent people while they are praying is a clear terror (...). We see these attacks on Palestinians as a violation of the most basic human rights."
In Tehran, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said, "What the forces of the Zionist entity in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa are doing constitutes a war crime," and stressed the need for "urgent international action." Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that this war crime proved once again to the world the criminal nature of the Zionist entity. Is not legitimate. "
"This crime of the Zionist entity confirms the necessity of urgent international action to stop the violation of the most basic principles of international humanitarian law," Zadeh added, calling on the United Nations and relevant international organizations to "assume their responsibilities in taking measures against this war crime."
Malaysia also declared its condemnation of the Israeli attacks on Palestinian worshipers in Al-Aqsa Mosque, and Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein said in a statement today, "Such heinous acts must be condemned, and the Israeli government must be held responsible and held accountable for the flagrant violation of human rights and international law."
An American concern
In Washington, the State Department said that the United States is extremely concerned about the escalating tensions in Jerusalem, including the Haram al-Sharif area and the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
The Foreign Ministry added that it is deeply concerned about the possibility of the evacuation of Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighborhoods.
The US State Department urged Israeli and Palestinian officials to move decisively to calm tensions and stop the violence, noting that it is in contact with senior leaders on both sides to work to calm the situation.
In Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry expressed its concern about the sharp deterioration of the situation in East Jerusalem, and strongly condemned - in a statement - the attacks that affected civilians, and called on all parties to refrain from any steps that would escalate the intensity of violence.
She also stressed Moscow's principled and firm stance, which is reflected in the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, which stipulate that the confiscation of land and property on it, as well as Israel's establishment of settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem
It does not carry any legal force.
The Russian Foreign Ministry indicated that such actions violate international law, and would impede the possibility of reaching a peaceful settlement based on the principle of two states.
Earlier, the European Union called on the Israeli occupation authorities to reduce the level of escalation in Jerusalem and respect religious sites in the city.
The Union also warned - in a statement - of the possibility of increasing tension on the ground after the occupation authorities expelled Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and other places in East Jerusalem, describing these practices as illegal under international law.
The union called on religious and political leaders from both sides to exercise restraint and hold accountable those responsible for acts of violence and incitement to it, according to the statement.