Thursday, 27 July 2017

Riyadh stresses Muslims’ right to pray peacefully in Al-Aqsa, thanks world leaders for responding to its efforts

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Royal Court said Thursday that King Salman has made contact with various world leaders regarding the tense situation in Jerusalem, sparked when Israel set up metal detectors at entry points to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound.
According to the statement, the Saudi government has contacted the US, urging it to deploy all possible efforts to prevent the closing of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound to Muslims who wish to pray at the site and to abolish the restrictions on Muslims entering the mosque.
It was announced Tuesday that the metal detectors had been removed in favor of additional CCTV cameras.
In the statement, Saudi Arabia stressed on the right of Muslim people to pray and perform their religious duties at the Al-Aqsa mosque in peace.
King Salman also stressed on the need to restore calm in the area around the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and to respect the sanctity of the site, according to the statement. The king said that Muslims should enter the mosque again and pray in a secure and tranquil environment.
Saudi Arabia also highlighted the importance of achieving a just and comprehensive solution for the Palestinian cause, in accordance with the Arab Peace Initiative, the two-state solution and the relevant international resolutions.

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