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Egypt renews condemnation of Israeli violations in occupied Jerusalem

February 8, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Egypt has renewed its condemnation of Israeli violations in occupied Jerusalem. Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr denounced on Monday Israel’s policies which set out to change the status quo inside for access to Al-Aqsa Mosque and destroy the Holy City’s Islamic identity.

“All illegal measures, which constitute severe breaches of the basics of international law, have to be stopped immediately,” Amr wrote on his Facebook page. He warned of the “undesired” results of continuous Israel violations in Jerusalem, especially following the recent sharp increase of incursions into Al-Aqsa Mosque, “which will provoke millions of Muslims around the world”.

The foreign minister said that he has charged the Egyptian mission at the UN Security Council in New York to highlight the Israeli violations with the UN Secretary General and other senior officials. “They have a responsibility in such matters,” he added.

Hailing the latest Arab League resolution for the Security Council to stop Israeli violations in the occupied Palestinian territories, including Jerusalem, Amr said that Egypt will continue to work with the League, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (IOC) and UNESCO on this issue.