Morocco condemns Israeli actions at Al-Aqsa mosque

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Morocco condemns Israeli actions at Al-Aqsa mosque

Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, April 15, 2022. MAHMOUD ILLEAN AP RABAT - Morocco strongly condemned Israeli actions against Palestinians at the Al-Aqsa mosque, saying such actions would cause feelings of hatred and extremism and destroy the chances of reviving the peace process in the region. In a statement, Morocco's Foreign Ministry called on the United Nations and the international community to act quickly to put an end to the actions.

According to the statement, the condemnation was directly sent to the head of the Israeli liaison office in Rabat upon the instructions of Morocco's king.

The West Bank and East Jerusalem have been battling the Palestinians over the past three weeks as the Jewish festival of Passover overlaps with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Palestinians clashed with Israeli police forces on Friday at the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, killing more than 160 people.

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