The Palestinian National Council warns against the imposition of new facts after the closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the prevention of prayer.


Amman, 14-7-2017

       The Palestinian National Council, PNC warned of attempts by the Israeli occupation to impose new facts inside the holy shrine after the three Palestinians resisting the occupation were killed inside the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque. The PNC said in a press statement Friday that the closure of the Al-Aqsa Mosque today and the banning of Friday prayers for the first time since 1969, is a serious crime and aggression, a blatant attack on holy sites and an attack on the rights and freedom of Palestinian Muslims and Christians to practice their religious rituals.

       The PNC stressed that all that is happening is the result of the continued Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, including the city of Jerusalem, the capital of the Palestinian state, and that the solution is to end the occupation and stop all its attacks on our people and holy sites and grant the Palestinian people their full rights on their land.

        The PNC called on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the League of Arab States and the people of the Arab and Islamic nations to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the aggression of the occupation and to thwart all attempts to control it.

       The PNC called on the United Nations and its institutions to protect the Islamic and Christian sanctities in Jerusalem and to condemn and reject all Judaization measures carried out by the occupation over the Holy City being a part of the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967.

      The PNC saluted the steadfastness of our people in the city of Jerusalem and their response to the aggression and aggression of the occupation, praising their defense and protection of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and condemned at the same time the arrest of the General Mufti of the Holy Diwan Sheikh Mohammed Hussein in front of the Alasbat Gate.