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Arab League convenes to discuss Israeli aggressions against Al-Aqsa Mosque

The Arab League is to hold an urgent meeting on Wednesday to discuss the escalating Israeli aggressions against Al-Aqsa Mosque, including proposed legislation to impose Israeli guardianship over the third holiest site for Muslims.

Ambassador of the Palestinian Authority in Cairo Barakat Al-Farrah explained that: "The permanent membership of the State of Palestine filed a call to the Arab League to hold the meeting."

In a statement, Al-Farrah noted that the call invited all permanent members to attend the meeting in order to discuss the escalating Israeli aggressions against Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Al-Farrah reiterated that if the Israeli settlers, under the protection of Israeli occupation forces, are freely allowed to continuously storm the Mosque then this could trigger a wave of violence in the region. "This might be a religious conflict with unneeded consequences," he warned.

The Israeli Knesset held a discussion on Tuesday about replacing Jordanian guardianship over Al-Aqsa Mosque with Israeli control.

During the Knesset debate, extremist Knesset member Miri Regev from the Likud Party challenged the right of Muslims to their holy site. "Why can a Muslim cry out loud in his own language that 'there is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his prophet and messenger,' yet a Jew cannot enter the Temple Mount and recite out loud 'Hear O Israel the Lord our God the Lord is One?'" Regev asked, concluding that, "he who gives up on the [Temple] Mount will be left without a home."

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