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Egypt condemns allowing Israeli extremists to storm Aqsa Mosque premises

The Foreign Ministry on Sunday condemned a move by the Israeli authorities to allow scores of extremist settlers to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque premises under the protection of the Israeli police.

In a statement, the ministry warned of the consequences of these developments, which predict more tension and escalation in the Palestinian territories.

Al-Aqsa is “purely for Muslims”, spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Hafez said.

He called for stopping any violations targeting the Arab, Islamic and Christian identity of the holy city and all its sanctities, as well as changing the existing historical and legal status quo.

Hafez also called on the Israeli authorities to assume their responsibility in accordance with the rules of international law and to intervene immediately to stop these provocative practices.

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