UAE And China Call For Urgent UN Meeting For The Violations At Palestine’s Al Aqsa Mosque

Anika Eliz Baby

The UAE and China have called for an urgent meeting at the UN Security Council to discuss the recent storming of the Al Aqsa Mosque compound on Tuesday, January 3 by an Israeli minister under the protection of Israeli forces.

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) issued a statement on Tuesday reiterating its firm position on the need to provide full protection for Al-Aqsa Mosque and halt serious and provocative violations taking place there.

Following the statement, the meeting with the UN Security Council is set to take place today, Thursday, January 5.

The Ministry has called upon Israeli authorities to assume responsibility for reducing escalation and instability in the region

The Ministry also stressed the need to support all regional and international efforts to advance the Middle East Peace Process, end illegal practices that threaten the two-state solution, and establish an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Furthermore, the Ministry underscored the need to respect the custodial role of the Hashemite Kingdom 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 Aqsa Mosque was stormed by Israel’s new far-right national security minister Itamar Ben-Gvir

The move has angered Palestinians everywhere and has invited international condemnation from countries like France, USA, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Several Palestinian authorities have referred to the move as an ‘unnecessary provocation.’

Ben-Gvir has previously called for Jewish worship in the mosque. The latest visit is a clear act of non-compliance with the existing law forbidding Jewish worship in the area.


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