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Israel’s permission for extremists to hold demonstration in Jerusalem a blatant assault on Hashemite custodianship - Qatar

By JT - Dec 08,2023 - Last updated at Dec 08,2023

AMMAN — Qatar On Thursday condemned the Israeli occupation's permission for extremists to march through the Old City of Jerusalem under the banner of imposing control over Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Qatar considered the Israeli action a provocation to the sentiments and an assault on the rights of the Palestinian people and the Jordanian Hashemite custodianship over the holy sites in occupied Jerusalem, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement issued on Thursday, warned against Israeli efforts to change the historical and legal status in Jerusalem and its holy sites.

The ministry also said that such provocative actions would escalate tensions and widen the circle of violence in the region.

The ministry emphasised in its statement the necessity for the Israeli occupation to respect the historical and legal status of the Islamic and Christian sanctities in Jerusalem.

The statement also underscored the importance of the historical Hashemite custodianship in protecting the holy sites in Jerusalem.

Qatar's foreign ministry called on the international community to take  urgent action to force Israel into adhering to international laws and stopping its violations against the rights of the Palestinian people, as well as on the Islamic and Christian sanctities.

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