GCC Condemns Israeli Settlers’ Storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque

A view of the Dome of Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound during the first Friday prayers of the holy month of Ramadan in Jerusalem's old city, 24 March 2023. (EPA)
A view of the Dome of Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound during the first Friday prayers of the holy month of Ramadan in Jerusalem's old city, 24 March 2023. (EPA)
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GCC Condemns Israeli Settlers’ Storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque

A view of the Dome of Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound during the first Friday prayers of the holy month of Ramadan in Jerusalem's old city, 24 March 2023. (EPA)
A view of the Dome of Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound during the first Friday prayers of the holy month of Ramadan in Jerusalem's old city, 24 March 2023. (EPA)

Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi strongly condemned Israeli settlers’ storming of Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of Israeli forces.

He slammed Israeli violations during the holy month of Ramadan, saying they were a dangerous escalation, flagrant violation of international law and relevant resolutions and the historical and legal status quo in Jerusalem and its holy sites, and a provocation of sentiments of Muslims across the globe.

He called on the international community to immediately intervene to stop the violations and intensify efforts to push the peace process forward.

He underscored the GCC’s firm position that prioritizes resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict through the establishment of an independent Palestinian state according to the June 4, 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.



King Salman Pays Expenses for Sacrificial Meat for 3,322 Pilgrims Hosted by Custodian Guests Program

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. (SPA)
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. (SPA)
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King Salman Pays Expenses for Sacrificial Meat for 3,322 Pilgrims Hosted by Custodian Guests Program

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. (SPA)
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. (SPA)

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud paid the expenses for sacrificial meat for 3,322 pilgrims from 88 countries being hosted by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Guests Program for Hajj, Umrah and Visit this year, reported the Saudi Press Agency on Monday.

Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah, and Guidance Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh considered this royal gesture an extension of his generosity to Muslims.