The committee also thanked the King for his commitment regarding the freedom of Palestinians.
Rabat – The International Committee for the Support of the Palestinian People welcomed King Mohammed VI’s initiative to grant a “substantial financial subvention” to restore Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock compound in occupied Jerusalem.
The committee issued a statement to thank the King for his initiative and his commitments as the chairman of the Al Quds Committee within the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
In the statement, the committee emphasized the King’s permanent interest and solicitude towards the site’s civilization and heritage and its “spiritual dimension for the three monotheistic religions.”
The committee also appreciated the constant support of the monarch, the Moroccan government, and the people of Morocco for the freedom of Palestine.
On Wednesday, King Mohammed VI pledged his support by announcing Morocco would contribute a “substantial financial subvention” to restore Al-Aqsa Mosque, one of the holiest sites in Islam.
The initiative, according to Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is part of the King’s commitment to preserving the historical symbol of Jerusalem.
The Moroccan government will also send a team of architects and engineers to help with restoration.
The King’s initiative came three days after a fire broke out at the Dome of the Rock compound in Jerusalem. The fire affected a guard’s room near the Marwani Prayer Room, also known as Solomon’s Stables.
The Moroccan initiative towards Al-Aqsa Mosque is one of many Moroccan gestures to show solidarity with the Palestinian cause.
The initiative also followed the appeal for Jerusalem signed by the King and Pope Francis in March to preserve the city and protect it from all actions aimed at changing its status.