Thursday, 06 April 2023 08:02

Israel-Palestine: UN calls for restraint following violence at Al-Aqsa mosque

UN News/Maher Nasser
Nearly 600,000 people have visited the Holy Sites in Jerusalem since the beginning of Ramadan.

UN Middle East envoy Tor Wennesland on Wednesday appealed for Israeli and Palestinian leaders to exercise restraint following the latest violence surrounding a holy site in Jerusalem.

Israeli forces stormed Al-Aqsa mosque, also commonly known as al-Qibli mosque, overnight, arresting more than 350 people, according to media reports.

Appalled by the images of violence inside al-Qibli mosque. Disturbed by the apparent beating of #Palestine|ians by #Israel|i security forces & large number of arrests. Strongly reject the stockpiling & use of fireworks & rocks by Palestinians inside the mosque.
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