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Iran condemns Israeli raid on Al-Aqsa Mosque

Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned recent clashes between Israeli police and Palestinian worshippers in Jerusalem (Al-Quds).

Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast blamed Israel for its “unjust and inhumane” treatment of Palestinian worshipers, calling on the United Nations and the Organization of the Islamic Conference to prevent Israel from making such provocative moves.

On Friday, Israeli forces stormed the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and cordoned off its premises where dozens of Palestinian worshippers had gathered.

Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse Palestinians, 60 of whom were injured. Violence also erupted last Sunday following an Israeli decision to include two holy sites revered by Muslims and Christians to its heritage list.

“The Zionist regime’s recent impudence shows its real intentions despite recent efforts to normalize ties with regional countries,” Mehmanparast said.

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