Israeli Court Allows Settlers to Pray in Al-Aqsa, OIC Condemns

An Israeli court ruled that Jewish settlers can silent prayer at the Al-Aqsa Compound in Jerusalem. Palestinian Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Fadi Al-Hadmi and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemn this decision.

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Jewish settlers storms Al-Aqsa Mosque to perform silent prayer. (Anadolu Agency)

ACTNews, JERUSALEM – The sanctity of the Al Aqsa Mosque compound is once again marred by the Israeli Court's decision to allow Jewish settlers to perform silent prayer on Wednesday (10/6/2021).

The Department of Islamic Endowments in Jerusalem revealed as many as 109 Jewish settlers guarded by Israeli police stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday (10/7/2021). "No one single day passes without an Israeli decision or violation against the city and its residents, the last was a decision by an Israeli court to allow Jewish extremist groups to perform religious rituals inside Al-Aqsa Mosque complex,” said Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Fadi Al-Hadmi.

He emphasized that the Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem are "facing an open war in all aspects of life" launched by Israel.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned the Israeli court's decision. OIC Secretary General Yousef Al-Othaimeen said this action was a provocation for Muslims around the world.

“Such illegal decisions constitute an unprecedented attack on the inalienable religious rights of the Islamic nation and its heritage, a provocation to the feelings of Muslims all over the world, and a violation of freedom of worship and the sanctity of holy places,” Al-Othaimeen said. []