The Association of Yemeni Scholars urged the Arab and Muslim world on Monday to support the steadfastness of the Palestinians in Jerusalem, and reject all efforts to diminish their sovereignty over the holy city, Anadolu has reported.
The scholars issued their statement when the Israeli occupation forces stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, using rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades, and tear gas against Palestinian worshippers. They condemned in the strongest terms the violation of the sanctity of the blessed mosque.
"The Arab and Muslim world should assume responsibility for the Noble Sanctuary of Al-Aqsa, reject all attempts to diminish the sovereignty of Muslims over it, and defend the Ummah's sanctities," insisted the scholars. "The Arab League and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation should take practical measures that match the seriousness of the recent events, and do whatever necessary to support the steadfastness of the Palestinians in Jerusalem."
Israel's practices, they added, are a crime that confirms the reality of the usurper entity, which does not care about sanctities or the blood of innocent people. "Wealthy businesspeople should spend in ways to empower the Palestinians who are defending Al-Aqsa to keep their land."
According to the Palestine Red Crescent Society, more than 300 people were wounded in the unprovoked attacks by the Israeli security forces over the final weekend of Ramadan. Throughout the holy month, the city of Jerusalem has witnessed attacks on Palestinians by the Israeli police and settlers at the Damascus Gate, in Sheikh Jarrah's neighbourhood, and in the vicinity of Al-Aqsa Mosque.