Jordan slams Israeli military storming Al Aqsa in Jerusalem

Jordan condemns Israeli soldiers over Al Aqsa Mosque raid to clear compound for annual day of Jewish mourning

Photo by: AFP
Photo by: AFP

Jordan slammed Israeli soldiers who stormed occupied East Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in the world in Islam.

Israeli security forces forcefully entered to the compound on Sunday firing stun grenades and rubber bullets over Muslims to clear the way for right-wing Jews who were visiting the compound on Tisha B’av, an annual day of Jewish mourning.

Jordan’s Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications and government spokesman Mohammed Momani has released a statement saying attacking a mosque with Muslim worshippers and security officials in means “harming the sanctity of Al Aqsa.”

After Israeli police stormed the Al Aqsa compound, Palestinians responded by throwing stones to prevent them from entering.

Momani told the Jordan News Agency that the Israeli government should take responsibility for the unrest and immediately halt these kind of attacks towards Palestinians.

Israeli police’s aggression towards Palestinians

Currently, Israeli police’s harsh treatments towards Palestinians draw attention.

According to Israeli police reports, two men in the Qalandia refugee camp near Ramallah started to escape while Israeli border police entered to the camp and tried to arrest them for allegedly participating in terror activities.

The police released a statement saying, two “suspects” fell from the roof of a building while both were escaping from the security forces. While one of them broke his leg, the other one died.

The statement read that the police told the suspects to stop and prepare shooting, “despite that, the suspect continued to run and when he attempted to get to the roof of another building, he fell off it and was mortally wounded,” a statement read.

The statement claimed that police attempted to detain two men as suspects of planning an attack to Israel.

Nineteen-year-old Mohammed Alawna was another Palestinian who was shot in the chest and killed on Wednesday by the Israeli Army during confrontations in Birqin town in southwestern Jenin City in the West Bank.

Additionally, a 53-year-old Palestinian civilian was murdered by Israeli forces when soldiers in search of his son opened fire after they barged into his house in Beit Ummar, in the West Bank, on Wednesday night.

TRTWorld and agencies