The Palestinian presidency condemned the attacks on worshipers in the holy site.
Rabat – Israeli security forces assaulted Palestinian worshipers in the Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday.
Israeli troops accessed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound with hundreds of Jewish settlers to mark what they call the “reunification of Jerusalem.”
Omar Kiswani, head of Al Aqsa Mosque told Anadolu Agency that nearly 1,179 Jewish extremists stormed the compound since [Sunday] morning.”
He added that the settlers, who were protected by Israeli police, broke into the compound in a “massive violation of the holy month of Ramadan.”
Israeli forces also “assaulted” worshipers, and had reportedly fired “teargas.”
Palestinian news agency Wafa reported that Palestinian Authorities condemned the Israeli attack on al Aqsa mosque.
“We hold the Israeli occupation government fully responsible for the serious of escalations in Al-Aqsa Mosque as a result of continuing incursions and attacks on worshippers by extremist settlers under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces,” spokesman of the Palestinian President Nabil Abu Rudeineh said on the attacks.
He also warned of the “ dangerous consequences of Israeli practices that could drag the region into a new cycle of violence.”
The spokesman of the presidency also called on the international community to “shoulder its responsibilities in this regard and pressure Israel to stop this policy.”
The attack comes amid promises to improve the situation for Palestinians, especially from the US. Later this month, the US will organize an economic forum in Bahrain to unveil its peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Bahrain economic conference seeks to serve as a platform where the US will feature the advantages of the’ Deal of the Century’. The symposium will hold workshops to convene finance ministers and regional business leaders to discuss the economic future of the region.
Palestinian authorities, however, condemn that the US organized the forum without including them in it. The authorities also urged Arab states to boycott the forum, emphasizing that the US could not be successful as a mediator in the conflict.This is especially after the Trump administration’s decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and the proclamation that recognizing Israel’s control over the occupied Golan Heights.