League of Arab States: We do not believe Netanyahu’s justification regarding the storming of Al-Aqsa

The League of Arab States expressed its surprise at the statement of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in which he said that “the Israeli security forces must work to restore order in Al-Aqsa Mosque and that Israel works to preserve the status quo.”

Hossam Zaki, Assistant Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, said that he “does not believe this statement,” adding, “I think it is quite the opposite.”

Zaki pointed out that “the Israeli government is determined to inflame the situation. Whenever it has problems in the internal scene, this is reflected directly on the Palestinians, and this is exactly what is happening now.”

He continued, “Whatever the prime minister says, excuse me, we do not believe any of these words. They do not need an excuse to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque. We could have expected these confrontations several weeks before Ramadan.”

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, confirmed his government’s commitment to calming the situation in Al-Aqsa Mosque and preserving the status quo following the events of last night.

Netanyahu said, via his Twitter account: “Israel is committed to preserving freedom of worship, access to all religions, and the status quo on the Temple Mount,” stressing that he will not allow violent extremists to change it.

Yesterday, Wednesday, Israeli soldiers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque and assaulted the worshipers. The raid resulted in the injury of a number of Palestinian citizens, amid a state of extreme tension in the city of Jerusalem.

The Red Crescent said that the occupation police prevented medical staff from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque to recover the injured.

The occupation police stated that they arrested dozens of people who had barricaded themselves inside the mosque.

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