UAE urges Israel to de-escalate tensions in Al-Aqsa, Sheikh Jarrah

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The UAE has expressed its deep concern over the violence in occupied East Jerusalem.

In a statement, Minister of State, Khalifa Shaheen Almarar strongly condemned the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the displacement of Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, which left a number of civilians injured.

He stressed the need for the Israeli authorities to assume their responsibilities - in accordance with the rules of international law - to protect Palestinian civilians’ right to practice their religion, and to prevent practices that violate the sanctity of the Holy Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Moreover, Almarar emphasised the need to respect the role of the brotherly Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in protecting holy places, under international law and the historical status quo, and not to compromise the authority and powers of the Jerusalem Endowment Department.

The Minister of State called on the Israeli authorities to take responsibility for de-escalation, to end all attacks and practices that lead to continued tension, and to preserve the historical identity of occupied Jerusalem.


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