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Nabil Al-Arabi and the Mufti of Jerusalem discuss ways to deal with Israeli attacks on religious shrines

February 17, 2014 at 11:15 pm

The Secretary General of the League of Arab States, Dr Nabil Al-Arabi, and the Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Mohammed Hussein, yesterday discussed recent developments in Palestine and the action required in the face of continued Israeli attacks on religious shrines.

In remarks made to reporters, Sheikh Mohammed Hussein said that his meeting with the Secretary-General addressed the situation in Palestine in general, and the city of Jerusalem in particular. He also referred to yesterday’s attack on the al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli settlers who stormed the mosque and fired tear gas into its precincts.

In response to a question about Palestinian demands from the Arab League, the Mufti said, “We must urge the Arab states to exert pressure on the Israeli authorities through the international community to stop all violations and attacks on the holy sites, Jerusalem, the occupied Palestine territories in general, and Palestinian citizens.”

Sheikh Hussein explained that the Israeli Occupation is taking advantage of the situation in the wider Arab region and the changes taking place in some Arab countries, as well as the international silence, to implement its schemes in the Palestinian territories by attacking the holy sites.

The meeting was also attended by Ambassador Mohamed Sabih, the Secretary General of the Arab League for Palestine and the Occupied Arab territories.