Apr 17, 2022 05:30 UTC
  • Syria, Morocco strongly condemn Israel's crimes against Palestinians, violation of Al-Aqsa Mosque

As international outcry gains momentum against Tel Aviv regime's violations against Palestinians across the occupied territories, Syria and Morocco have strongly condemned the Israeli regime’s recent large-scale attacks on Palestinian worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque’s compound in the occupied city of al-Quds.

On Saturday, the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) cited an official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates as condemning the Israel's attacks against Palestinians in the strongest terms.

“Syria follows with deep concern the dangerous and extremely important events and developments” in al-Quds, the official said.

This came after Israeli forces stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the al-Quds’ Old City on Friday, injuring more than 150 worshipers. Witnesses said Palestinians threw stones at Israeli forces, who fired rubber-coated bullets and deployed stun grenades against them.

"Syria condemns the inhumane Israeli attacks on Palestinian civilians, which injured hundreds of them, in addition to arresting hundreds others who are defending the sanctity of al-Aqsa and are confronting the attacks by extremists and Israeli settlers who plan to storm al-Aqsa under the protection of the occupying forces," the Syrian foreign ministry said.

Damascus also censured the international community’s “doubtful silence” on the Zionist regime's atrocities, and the “unjustified inaction” of the international organizations concerning the developments in the Occupied Territories as well as the United States’ “unlimited support” for such practices.

Also on Saturday, a statement by the Moroccan Foreign Ministry conveyed the kingdom’s "firm condemnation of the incursion by Israeli occupation forces into the al-Aqsa Mosque, their closure of its gates, and their aggression against unarmed worshippers in the mosque’s compound.”

Morocco said it believes that this flagrant aggression and deliberate provocation during the fasting month of Ramadhan would only inflame hatred, the statement added.