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Oman denounces Israeli forces storming Al Aqsa

5 Apr 2023

Muscat – Oman has strongly denounced and condemned the action of Israeli occupation forces storming Al Aqsa Mosque, attacking worshippers and arresting many of them.

In a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry, Oman said that such Israeli practices constitute a flagrant violation of the international law and human law, which provokes the feelings of Muslims around the world.

Oman urged the international community to assume its responsibilities in deterring Israel’s persistent, illegal and provocative practices that contradict international principles and go against norms of respect for religious sanctities. Oman also called for enabling the Palestinian people to secure their legitimate rights, notably by ending the occupation and establishing a fair and comprehensive peace.

Israeli police stormed the mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City early on Wednesday and arrested more than 350 people.

Violent scenes inside the mosque shared on social media show Israeli forces waving flashlights and appearing to strike screaming people with batons inside the darkened building.

The clash sparked an exchange of rockets and air strikes, in flaring violence as the Jewish Passover overlaps with Ramadan. Armed police in riot gear stormed the mosque’s prayer hall before dawn to dislodge “law-breaking youths and masked agitators” who had barricaded themselves inside following evening prayers.

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