'Zionist regime never allowed to divide, occupy Al-Aqsa Mosque'

TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) – Iranian foreign ministry spokeswoman condemned a recent escalation of Israeli attacks against Palestinians saying that the Zionist regime, by no means, has the right to occupy and divide the al-Aqsa Mosque.

“The recent measures resulting in the deaths of tens of Palestinian youths in the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank, are being carried out in addition to daily pressure and threats against Palestinians, such as power cuts, economic siege on sea and land along with the Zionist military attacks on people and raids and destruction of Palestinian homes” Marzieh Afkham said on Sunday.           

Expressing deep concern over continuation of Israel’s policies based on Judaization of al-Quds (Jerusalem) and Islamic sites in the city including the al-Aqsa Mosque, Afkham called on Muslim countries and governments to react swiftly and seriously towards the issue.

“The Zionist regime, by no means, has the right to occupy and divide the al-Aqsa Mosque,” she noted.

Tensions have been running high between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops since August 26, when the Tel Aviv regime imposed sweeping restrictions on entries into the compound of the al-Aqsa Mosque.

Earlier, Israeli forces gunned down a 13-year-old boy and a pregnant woman and injured 20 students during clashes south of the city of al-Bireh, in the Gaza Strip and in the West Bank city of Tulkarem.


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