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Gov’t denounces storming of Al Aqsa by Israeli settlers

By JT - Apr 24,2016 - Last updated at Apr 24,2016

AMMAN — The government on Sunday cautioned against the grave repercussions of break-ins by groups of Israeli settlers and occupation forces into Al Aqsa Mosque/ Al Haram Al Sharif, the latest episode of which took place earlier in the day.

Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Mohammad Momani said the violations by the Israeli occupation forces and settlers against worshippers at Al Aqsa Mosque /Al Haram Al Sharif constitute a breach of international laws and conventions, warning that such practices will lead to grave repercussions. 

In a statement to the Jordan News Agency, Petra, the minister, who is also the government's spokesperson, called on the occupation forces to immediately cease such practices and to prevent Israeli settlers and occupation forces from entering the yards of the holy mosque. 

Momani also called on the occupation forces to allow Palestinian worshippers to enter the holy mosque and to allow them to perform their religious rituals.

 

Occupation authorities have increased security in Jerusalem for the eight-day Passover festival, during which thousands of Jews come to the city to celebrate.

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