The Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue (FDHRD) expresses its condemnation of the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque by an official in the new Israeli government, accompanied by extremist elements under the protection of the Israeli forces. It calls on the occupation authorities to stop such provocative operations that lead to an escalation of violence.
The Israeli Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben-Gvir, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, today, Tuesday 3/1/2022, amid a large Israeli security deployment. Hours after he announced the postponement of the move to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque to a later date. Israeli media published pictures of Ben-Gvir while he was walking around the site under heavy security, noting that he left the Al-Aqsa Mosque square after being there for a short time.
The FDHRD condemns this intrusion and aggression against the Palestinian Islamic sanctities. It points out that the continuation of these provocations will lead to more tension and violence and will become an explosive situation. We stress that the attempts of the Israeli occupation authorities to change the historical and legal reality existing in Al-Aqsa, by perpetuating its temporal division by dividing it spatially, are rejected and doomed to failure. We affirm that Al-Quds Al-Sharif and the holy sites are a red line that cannot be crossed.
For its part, the FDHRD calls on Israel to stop its escalation, the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the attacks on Islamic sanctities before the crisis escalates. As these incursions went from being settler incursions into governmental Israeli incursions, which are rejected and condemned as a threat to international peace and security.