- “The Permanent Secretariat of the International Conference on Supporting Palestinian Intifada at the Iranian Parliament strongly condemns the Zionist regime’s recent crime regarding the desecration of the holy site of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock on the holiday of Eid al-Adha, and the barbaric attack on Palestinian worshipers on that day,” the secretariat said in a statement on Wednesday.
The parliamentary body also warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the Muslim world will not allow “the illegitimate regime” of Israel to cross Muslims’ red line, namely Al-Aqsa Mosque and Quds.
“Undoubtedly, despite the escalation of the Zionists’ aggression, the Palestinian nation will, more steadfastly than ever, continue to hold the Great March of Return protests, oppose the deal of the century, and counter the Zionists’ plot to eliminate the cause of Palestine…,” the statement further read.
According to media reports, at least 14 Palestinians were injured on Sunday when Israeli forces fired tear gas and stun grenades at up to 100,000 worshipers during prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound to mark the first day of Eid Al-Adha.
The clashes erupted after the Israeli regime allowed Jewish extremists to visit the site, after initially barring entry. Jerusalem al-Quds police commander Doron Yedid said the policy had changed “with the backing of top political officials.”
Jews are barred from praying at the compound under a longstanding arrangement between Israel and Muslim authorities, but in recent years right-wing nationalists have stepped up visits to the site to challenge the arrangement. Jewish extremists have called for the mosque to be destroyed and a temple to be built on the site.