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Press Release Regarding The Incidents At The Al Aqsa Mosque , 28.07.2015

No: 215, 28 July 2015

We strongly condemn the recent conduct of the Israeli police, who trampled the sanctity of the Al Aqsa Mosque in order to allow the access of the Jewish extremists into Haram Al-Sharif.

Such practices, which clearly violate the spiritual values that the Haram Al-Sharif embodies and especially the freedom of worship and belief of the Muslims at the Al Aqsa Mosque, are unacceptable.

Israel should put an end immediately to its illegal practices against Haram Al-Sharif, which cause justified reaction of the Islamic world and escalate the tension in the region.