(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM))
CAIRO, 15th July, 2017 (WAM) -- Al-Azhar Al-Sharif has strongly condemned the closure of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the banning of Friday prayers, and the arrest of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, and Sheikh Akrama Sabri, an Al-Aqsa Mosque Preacher, by the Israeli occupation authorities.
Al-Azhar Al-Sharif said that what Israeli authorities have done is added to the group of crimes and violations committed against humanity, land and sanctities.
Al-Azhar called on international forces and bodies to shoulder their responsibilities towards Palestinians, holy sites in Al-Quds Al-Sharif, and all the Palestinian territories, and to confront the occupation's insistence on violating international laws and norms.
WAM/Rola Alghoul/Nour Salman