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The Department of Arab and International Relations – PLO


Al-Aqsa Mosque is in severe danger

The Israeli Occupation forces started demolishing two rooms in Al-Aqsa Mosque and the path leading to the Moroccan  gate, which is one of the Mosque‘s historical gates, in line with the Israeli plans to demolish the entire holy shrine and build the alleged Suleiman temple in its place and a synagogue neighboring Al-Aqsa mosque ; diggings under the foundations of Al Aqsa have been ongoing for many years. Israel holds the responsibility of such a crime.

Al-Aqsa mosque is one of the Islam‘s third holiest sites, so any action done against it is considered to be provocative for the feelings of 1.5 billion Moslems all over the world. The Holy Christian, Moslem and historical places have always been part of the International Cultural Heritage; this is clearly stated by the UNISCO charters.

DAIR warns that any threat against Al-Aqsa mosque or any of the Islamic or Christian holy places is an added threat to the regional as well as the International peace and security.

DAIR calls Arab and Moslem populations, the Islamic Conference Organization, the Jerusalem committee and Arab organization for culture and Science, to intervene immediately and to stand against the Israeli actions and policies regarding the heritage of holy Jerusalem.

DAIR urges the International bodies especially the UNISCO to take actions; the Security Council has to uphold its responsibilities toward Occupied Jerusalem and its historical sites. The International modern and free societies have a responsibility to protect the occupied nations‘ cultural heritage against policies that are targeting their very existence on their homelands.

The Department of Arab and International Relations (DAIR)
Ramallah – Palestine

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