– Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian condemned Tel Aviv for violating Palestinians’ rights, and said that the Palestinian people are on the threshold of a new intifada (uprising).
“The Zionist regime’s rude acts in continuation of settlement construction in the Palestinians’ lands and the Judaization of the Al Aqsa Mosque (Dome of the Rock) have paved the path for the 3rd Intifada,” Hossein Amir Abdollahian said.
Earlier this month, the Iranian parliamentarians in a statement deplored the Zionist regime’s desecration and occupation of the al-Aqsa mosque and its plots for Judaizing Beit-ol-Moghaddas (Jerusalem), and called on the Muslim states to take decisive action stop Israeli atrocities.
“Although the brave Palestinian nation has pressured the Zionist regime in light of the faithful people’s courageous acts within the framework of Islamic resistance, the increasing opportunist plots and attempts of Israel to Judaize the holy Quds and displace thousands of Palestinians require the Muslim states to wake up from dreams and negligence and shout against the plots of this regime, which lacks any identity, and grow united with the oppressed Palestinian nation which needs the supports of all Muslims,” the statement said.
The Iranian lawmakers condemned the Zionist regime for desecrating and occupying the al-Aqsa Mosque, and called on all international bodies, specially the Inter-Parliamentary Union, to deplore these acts and adopt decisive decisions to stop Israel’s inhuman measures.
The statement was issued after Israel’s recent decision to allow only the Palestinians over the age of 50 to pray at in the al-Aqsa Mosque.
For several decades, prayer access has been banned to Al-Aqsa by Israel, and only Muslims are permitted to pray there. The shrine is currently under the administration of Muslim authorities.
In September, Israeli forces decided to only allow Palestinians over the age of 50 to enter the site. The Palestinian population feared Israel was going to restrict access to the mosque for all Muslims. That caused a series of clashes with Israeli police at the site.