UAE condemns storming of Al Aqsa Mosque

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The UAE has condemned the storming of Al Aqsa Mosque by a member of the Israeli government, members of the Knesset, and extremists under the protection of the Israeli police.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) reiterated the need to provide full protection for Al Aqsa Mosque and stop provocative violations.

It underscored the need to respect the role 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.

The Ministry urged Israeli authorities to avoid taking steps that escalate tension.

It also highlighted the importance of supporting 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.

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