By Edward Makuzva
HARARE – The Embassy of the State of Palestine in Harare , Wednesday condemns in the strongest terms the Israeli police’s illegal invasion of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City .
In a statement Israel forces brutally attack using tear gases and rubber coated bullets on hundreds of peaceful Palestinian worshippers who were holding an all-night Ramadan prayer vigil at the Muslim holy compound.
The statement said over 500 hundred Palestinian worshippers were unlawfully arrested, medics were prevented to help the suffocated worshippers and irreparable damages were done to the holy Mosque.
“This violate international norms that call for respect of religious sanctities and we hold hold Israel fully responsible for any consequences of its actions.
“The Israeli police removed the Muslim worshippers in order to prepare the way for Jewish fanatics to storm the holy compound in the morning”, reads the statement.
The highlighted that such hateful and reprehensible scenes, and repeated Israeli violations of the sanctity of the holy places, fuel feelings of anger among all the Palestinian people and Islamic nations. Israeli settlers and soldiers over the past months have also attacked churches, bishops worshippers in order to Judaize Jerusalem.
“We therefore, call on the progressive peoples, governments and human rights organizations to condemn and hold Apartheid Israel accountable for these heinous crimes and protect our people”, said the statement.
The Pilestinian embassy appealed for support from human rights organizations, governments and people all over the world to condemn and hold Israel accountable.
The statement added that the State of Palestine requests UNSC to urgently devise effective measures to ensure the protection of worshippers and the full respect for the historic and legal status quo at Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian people will continue to exercise their right to defend Jerusalem, its mosques and churches from the ongoing Israeli aggression which is meant to Judaize the holy city of Jerusalem.