Muslim Brotherhood Condemns Storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque
The Muslim Brotherhood strongly condemns the attack by 50 extremist Zionist settlers – led by Israeli Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel and protected by Israeli police – who used violence to force their way into Al-Aqsa Mosque complex at dawn on Sunday, September 13th, 2015. This is an extension of an ongoing Israeli-occupation terror campaign against Palestinians, in order to divide the mosque compound physically and by allotting certain hours every day only for Jewish settlers.
Meanwhile, the Muslim Brotherhood solemnly salutes the people of Palestine who rose in anger in the face of these repeated attacks on Muslims’ third holiest site. The group further salutes their steadfastness in the struggle to defend Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa mosque against all the occupiers’ heinous plots and schemes. The Brotherhood stands in full support for and solidarity with the Palestinian men and women who face up to the Zionist scheme to demolish Al-Aqsa, and to change Jerusalem’s Arab and Muslim identity, and their endeavors to stop extremist Jewish settlers’ crimes and violations.
The Muslim Brotherhood once again calls on the United Nations and all international organizations to indeed apply relevant laws and international treaties to deter the Israeli occupiers and stop their aggressive practices. The group also appeals to free, fair-minded people of the world and all the Arab and Muslim peoples to raise their voices high in the face of this attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque, and to the governments of Arab and Muslim countries to demand an immediate end to the Israeli occupation and the restoration of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.
Sunday – September 13, 2015