UN Special Coordinator Appalled by Israeli forces Beating Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque

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UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process. (Photo: Daniela Penkova, United Nations)

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland said on Wednesday that he was horrified by images of Israeli occupation forces beating Palestinians at the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

“I am horrified by the images of violence in the al-Qibli mosque. I am disturbed by the apparent beating of Palestinians by Israeli security forces and the large number of arrests,” Wennesland said in a statement.

“This holy period and places of worship for religious meditation should be safe and peaceful,” he said, noting that nearly 600,000 people have visited the Holy Sites in Jerusalem since the start of Ramadan.

The UN Special Coordinator called on political, religious and community leaders on all sides to “reject incitement, inflammatory rhetoric, and provocative actions,” stressing that “the historic status quo of the Holy Sites must be upheld, coming with the special role. of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.”

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“Leaders on all sides must act responsibly and refrain from steps that could raise tensions,” Wennesland added, confirming that the United Nations remains in close contact with all parties involved to de-escalate the situation. increase.

(WAFA, PC)

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