The visit of the Israeli minister of national security to the grounds of the Holy Al-Aqsa Mosque was fiercely condemned by Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, the United States, and other nations.
the far-right action The Muslim world, other nations, and the Palestinians expressed their outrage at Itamar Ben-actions, Gvir’s warning that they constituted challenges to the precarious status quo at Jerusalem’s sacred sites.
According to a statement from Pakistan’s Foreign Office, Muslims from all over the world cherish the Al-Aqsa Mosque as a sacred location. A violation of its sacredness inflames an already sensitive situation in the occupied Palestinian territory and offends Muslims’ religious sensibilities.
In the occupied Palestinian areas, it was stated that Israel must stop its illegal operations and respect the sacredness of Muslim religious places.
The FO reaffirmed Pakistan’s ardent backing of the Palestinian people’s righteous struggle. According to the statement, Pakistan reiterates its call for a Palestinian State that is viable, independent, and contiguous, with pre-1967 boundaries and Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital, in conformity with the relevant OIC and UN resolutions.
The Saudi Arabian foreign ministry described the official’s visit as provocative. It reaffirmed the kingdom’s steadfast commitment to supporting all initiatives aimed at putting an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestine, as well as its stand with Palestinians.
In response to recent events at the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, the United Arab Emirates and China have called for a meeting of the UN Security Council. The Israeli minister’s invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque courtyard received “sharp criticism from Abu Dhabi.”
The United States and its allies both condemned the Israeli minister’s visit. According to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, a change to the current status quo at the holy site would not be approved.
Ned Price of the State Department said that the US is “extremely concerned” about Ben-visit, Gvir’s potential for inciting violence. “spur violence”
Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged “everyone to refrain from actions that could increase tensions in and around the holy sites,” according to a UN official.