The Arab League condemned on Wednesday the ruling of the Israeli-controlled Magistrates' Court that Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque are Jewish sanctities and sovereignty must be imposed on them, Moheet.com has reported.
The organisation called for the international community and relevant bodies to move "quickly" against this ruling and protect the Christian and Islamic sites in the holy city. The league's statement also called for pressure to be put on Israel to cancel its Judaisation policies in Jerusalem and the other occupied Palestinian territories.
In its press release, the Arab League reiterated its rejection of any desecration of Islamic and Christian religious sites. It warned that the attempts by Israel's extreme right-wing to mobilise support to change the status quo in the city would drag the region into more violence. In the process, it added, this would also undermine the two-state solution and the possibility of achieving a comprehensive and just peace.
Israeli laws which undermine the position of Al-Aqsa Mosque reflect the real face of the Israeli occupation, concluded the umbrella body.
Last year, UNICEF announced that Al-Aqsa Mosque is and remains a unique holy place for Muslims only.