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UAE Summons Israeli Ambassador over Al-Aqsa Events

UAE Summons Israeli Ambassador over Al-Aqsa Events

Wednesday, 20 April, 2022 - 05:00
UAE affirms importance to respect the right of Palestinians to practice their religious rites - WAM

UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy summoned Israeli ambassador to the UAE Amir Hayek to inform him of UAE's strong protest and denunciation of the events taking place in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque, including attacks on civilians and incursions into holy places that resulted in the injury of a number of civilians.


Al Hashemy stressed the need to immediately end these events, provide full protection for worshipers, respect the right of Palestinians to practice their religious rites, and halt any practices that violate the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque, state news agency WAM reported.


The Minister also expressed concern over the escalation of tension that threatens stability and security in the region.


She underscored the need to respect the custodial role of Jordan over the holy sites and endowments in accordance with international law and the historical situation at hand, and not to compromise the authority of the Jerusalem Endowment Administration and Al-Aqsa Mosque.


Al Hashemy stressed the need to foster an appropriate environment that would allow a return to serious negotiations aimed at achieving a just and comprehensive peace and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with legitimate international resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.


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