Cabinet renews Qatar’s condemnation of the Israeli occupation’s violation of the sanctity of the Al-Aqsa Mosque

The Cabinet on Wednesday renewed Qatar’s condemnation of the Israeli occupation’s violation of the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque, and of settlers entering the mosque under military protection, in addition to the assault on Palestinian worshipers and to prevent Palestinians from performing their religious rituals during the holy month of Ramadan.
HE Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani chaired the regular Cabinet meeting at the Amiri Diwan on Wednesday.
Following the meeting, HE Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Sulaiti issued a statement giving details of the proceedings.
The Cabinet said these actions represented a dangerous escalation of Israeli aggression against Palestinians in Al-Quds and all occupied Palestinian lands. He added that it was also an intentional provocation of the feelings of millions of Muslims and a clear violation of international laws, conventions and resolutions. The Cabinet said the actions of the Israeli occupation show that they disregard Arab and Muslim reactions to these illegitimate practices.
The Cabinet pointed out that the actions of the Israeli occupation at Al-Aqsa Mosque and Al-Quds, as well as other occupied Palestinian lands in terms of murder, oppression, terrorism, Judaization and expansion of settlement activity, require urgent Arab and Muslim action, as well as intervention to force Israel to end its aggression against the Palestinian people and adhere to relevant UN resolutions, in addition to recognize a two-state solution that ensures a just, permanent and comprehensive peace.
The Cabinet reiterated Qatar’s support for the Palestinian people in these difficult times and affirmed the state’s position to support the Palestinian cause and the rights of the Palestinian people, establishing an independent state with Eastern Al-Quds as its capital. |(QNA)

Michael A. Bynum