In a statement, the Saudi Foreign Ministry expressed "regret for the practices carried out by the Israeli occupation authorities that undermine international peace efforts and contradict international principles and norms in respecting religious sanctities," according to the Saudi Press Agency - SPA.The Foreign Ministry renewed "the Kingdom's affirmation of its firm position to stand by the brotherly Palestinian people, and support all efforts aimed at ending the occupation." Earlier today, the Jerusalem Waqf Department announced that more than 67 Israeli settlers stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday morning, on the eve of the Hebrew Day of Atonement.The director of the department, Azzam Al-Khatib, pointed out that the Israeli occupation forces prevented worshipers from reaching the Al-Aqsa Mosque, according to the Jordanian channel "Kingdom".He pointed out that the mosque has become a "military barracks," explaining that the Israeli occupation forces are present in the mosque and its surroundings. In a related context, extremist Knesset member, Yehuda Glick, on Sunday, led the storming of settlers in large numbers of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, under the strict protection of the Israeli occupation police, according to the Palestinian agency "Wafa".The "Temple organizations" had called, earlier, for a central storming of Al-Aqsa today and tomorrow, Monday, on the eve of the "Day of Atonement", which includes fasting and Talmudic rites in Buraq Square and synagogues, and a comprehensive cessation of all activities. Dozens of settlers Al-Aqsa Mosque, under tight protection from Israeli forces, in conjunction with the celebrations of the Hebrew New Year, which began on Saturday, according to the Palestinian News Agency, and the Israeli police obstructed the entry of worshipers to the courtyards of the mosque.Israeli forces arrested two young men who were in the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, and their identities are not yet known, explaining that hundreds of soldiers were deployed at the gates of the mosque, and in various neighborhoods of Jerusalem, which turned into a military barracks, according to its description.It is noteworthy that the Arab League had issued, the month Al-Mady, a statement on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the Al-Aqsa Mosque fire, in which it referred to Israel's continuous violations against Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem.
Saudi Arabia issues a statement on the situation in Palestine
Highlights: More than 67 Israeli settlers stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday morning, on the eve of the Hebrew Day of Atonement. The Saudi Foreign Ministry expressed "regret for the practices carried out by the Israeli occupation authorities" The mosque has become a "military barracks," according to the Jerusalem Waqf Department director, Azzam Al-Khatib. Israeli police obstructed the entry of worshipers to the courtyards of the mosque, and their identities are not yet known.
Saudi Arabia condemned on Sunday "the repetition of provocative practices carried out by a group of extremists to Al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces."