Arab nations denounced the provocative flag march that thousands of settlers, including ministers in the Israeli occupation administration, took part in in the occupied city of Jerusalem.
“Egypt condemned the storming of several Israeli government officials, parliamentarians, and groups of settlers into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque in the framework of the so-called March of the Flags,” the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated in a statement.
Additionally, it “condemned the accompanying provocative actions and practices aimed at harassing worshippers and provoking the feelings of the general Palestinian people.”
Egypt issued a statement in which it issued an advisory against “what this represents of an irresponsible escalation that fuels feelings and increases tension in the occupied territories.”
Additionally, it emphasized “the necessity of respecting the current legal and historical situation in Jerusalem, where the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a purely Islamic endowment.”
As for its part, the Qatari Foreign Ministry issued a statement in which it stated: “The State of Qatar condemns in the strongest terms the storming of an Israeli minister, parliamentarians, and settlers into the courtyards of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, as part of the so-called march of flags.”
The Foreign Ministry issued a warning about “the escalators policy adopted by the Israeli government in the occupied Palestinian territories,” describing this as a “flagrant violation of international law and the Hashemite Custodianship of the sanctities in Jerusalem.”
In her words, “Attempts to prejudice the religious and historical status of Al-Aqsa Mosque are not only an attack on the Palestinians but also on millions of Muslims around the world.”
“We hold the Israeli occupation authorities solely accountable for the violence that will result from the systematic escalating policy against the Palestinian people and their Islamic and Christian lands and sanctuaries,” the speaker concluded.
In the same vein, a Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs official denounced the so-called flag march’s inclusion of radicals and Israeli ministers storming the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its courtyards.
The official emphasized that “The Kingdom of Morocco, whose King Mohammed VI chairs the Jerusalem Committee (affiliated with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), considers these repeated practices a flagrant violation of the legal and historical status of the Holy City as enshrined in the decisions of international legitimacy.” This was stated in a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the UAE “strongly” condemned the invasion of the revered Al-Aqsa Mosque by representatives of the Israeli government, the Knesset, and radicals as they were protected by police.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated in the statement, which was released by the official Emirates News Agency, “We affirm the UAE’s firm position on the need to provide full protection for Al-Aqsa Mosque, and to stop dangerous and provocative violations therein.”
The ministry reportedly urged the Israeli government to “stop the escalation and not take steps that would exacerbate tension,” emphasizing “the UAE’s rejection of all practices that violate international legitimacy resolutions and threaten further escalation.”
In accordance with international law and the historical context, the ministry emphasized “the importance of respecting the role of the brotherly Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in caring for sanctuaries and endowments, and not prejudice the powers of managing the endowments of Jerusalem and the affairs of Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
Bahrain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the other hand, emphasized in a statement the “need to respect the historical and legal status quo in Jerusalem, and not to prejudice the role of the brotherly Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in managing endowments, caring for and protecting holy places in accordance with international resolutions, providing full protection for worshippers, and stopping any racist or provocative practices that would fuel tension and instability.
She reaffirmed the Kingdom of Bahrain’s firm and supportive stance towards regional and international efforts aimed at de-escalation and de-escalation, advancing the region’s just and comprehensive peace process, and supporting the rights of the comradely Palestinian people to establish their independent state on the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with resolutions of international legitimacy and a solution. The Arab Peace Initiative and the Two States.