South Africa condemned the Israeli occupation forces’ attacks on worshippers at al-Aqsa Mosque, calling on the occupation authorities to abide by international laws and human rights and stop their violations.
South Africa’s Foreign Ministry said, in a statement reported by Wafa news agency, that the use of stun grenades and poisonous gas by occupation forces against worshippers is outrageous, calling for the immediate withdrawal of the occupation forces from al-Aqsa.
The Foreign Ministry stressed that al-Aqsa Mosque belongs to the Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims, and they do not need permission or approval from the occupation government to enter it or pray in it.
The Ministry stressed the right of Muslim worshippers to pray in peace without fear or intimidation from the occupation forces.
The Foreign Ministry expressed South Africa’s clear and unequivocal commitment to the efforts aimed at finding a settlement to the Palestinian case that would lead to ending the occupation and protecting human rights.