Today, Monday, the UN Security Council will hold an emergency session to discuss the situation in the occupied city of Jerusalem, while the Arab League and the Organization of the Islamic Conference will hold two sessions tomorrow, Tuesday, to discuss the situation in the city.

Diplomats said nearly two-thirds of the council's 15 member states requested the session.

The issue is related to Tunisia (the only Arab member in the council), Ireland, China, Estonia, France, Norway, Niger, Saint Vincent, the Grenadines and Vietnam.

In a message distributed, the Chinese mission to the United Nations - which is in charge of presiding over the work of the Security Council for this month - said that an emergency session on developments in Jerusalem will be held at ten in the morning New York time (15:00 GMT).

The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on the international community to assume its full responsibility to stop the aggression against the Palestinian people and their sanctities, and to provide them with protection, holding the occupation government fully responsible.

Two emergency meetings

The General Secretariat of the League of Arab States announced the holding of an extraordinary session of the League Council at the level of foreign ministers tomorrow, Tuesday, and an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation will be held on the same day.

The Assistant Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ambassador Hossam Zaki, said that the meeting would be presided over by the presidency of the State of Qatar, the current chair of the League Council, and confirmed that it came at the request of the State of Palestine, which was supported by several Arab countries.

Zaki pointed out that the decision to raise the level of the meeting to the ministerial level instead of the level of permanent delegates came in proportion to the seriousness of the Israeli attacks on worshipers in Al-Aqsa Mosque and the residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

The ministers will discuss Israeli crimes and attacks in occupied Jerusalem, Islamic and Christian holy sites, and plans to seize the homes of Jerusalemites.

Jordanian move

In Jordan, the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Chargé d'Affairs to the Israeli embassy in Amman yesterday, Sunday, to protest the "continuous Israeli violations" in East Jerusalem, at a time when hundreds of Jordanians demonstrated in the Jordanian capital to demand the abolition of the peace treaty with Israel and the closure of its embassy in Amman.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Chargé d'Affairs to the Israeli embassy in Amman on Sunday, to confirm the Jordanian government's protest and condemn the continuous Israeli violations against the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and the recent attacks on the Temple Mount and the worshipers, especially Jerusalemites in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem." .

Jordan sent an official memorandum to Israel in which it rejected its attempts to displace the people of Sheikh Jarrah from their homes, and confirmed that this is a violation of international humanitarian law.

According to the memorandum - which was directed to the Israeli Foreign Ministry - the Jordanian Foreign Ministry stressed that Israel has no right to forcibly displace Jerusalemites from their homes.

The memo warned of the consequences of continuing violations, stressing the need for Israel to abide by its obligations according to international and humanitarian law, and to respect the historical and legal status quo.

Al-Kazemi denounces it

In Iraq, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi said in an interview with Al-Jazeera that his country condemned Israel's crimes against the Palestinian people and prevented Muslims from accessing their holy sites.

Al-Kazemi called for protecting and defending the Palestinian neighborhoods that were historically theirs.

He added, "If normalization does not secure the rights of the Palestinian people, then it is not acceptable to us."

Positions condemning the Israeli attacks in Jerusalem were issued by many Arab countries, and called on the international community to pressure Israel to stop its violations in the city.

The State Department also said earlier that the United States is extremely concerned about the escalating tensions in East Jerusalem.

The ministry added that it is extremely concerned about the possibility of Palestinian families being evacuated from Sheikh Jarrah.

Violations and protests

At the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan, settler groups announced their intention to carry out a major storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Ramadan 28 (Monday) on the occasion of the so-called Hebrew Jerusalem Day in which Israel occupied East Jerusalem in 1967.

Since the beginning of Ramadan on April 13th, Jerusalem has witnessed escalating attacks by the Israeli police forces and settlers, especially in the Bab al-Amud and Sheikh Jarrah neighborhoods.

Last Friday evening and the first on Saturday, Israeli attacks on worshipers in Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem in general resulted in the injury of about 300 people, according to the Palestine Red Crescent Society.

The Palestinians complain of intense and continuous Israeli operations to obliterate the identity of Jerusalem and Judaize it, as Israel claims that the city, in its western and eastern parts, is a unified and eternal capital for it.

The Palestinians adhere to East Jerusalem as the capital of their hoped-for state based on international legitimacy resolutions, which do not recognize Israel's occupation of the city in 1967 or its annexation in 1981.