KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has unreservedly condemned the assault and incursion by Israeli extremists and officials in and around Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday.
The Foreign Ministry said the premeditated incursion into the holy site of Muslims and the rallies of the flag march in the Old City were clearly a provocation and a flagrant violation against the revered holy site and its sanctities.
“This latest raid on the Al-Aqsa Mosque was undoubtedly an act of aggression by the Israeli occupation regime and Israeli extremists, unduly fanning the flames of tensions within the region and beyond,” Wisma Putra said in a statement yesterday, according to Bernama.
Malaysia called upon the international community to immediately demand the Israel regime cease any provocative acts in the interest of peace and stability, it added.
“Malaysia stands strong in solidarity with the people of Palestine, and reiterates the status of AlQuds Al-Sharif as the holy site of the Muslim Ummah,” it said.
Malaysia also reaffirmed its unwavering support of and solidarity with the Palestinians and their cause to achieve freedom from the Israeli illegal occupation and realise their aspirations for an independent state of Palestine based on the pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as their capital.
According to media reports, thousands of Israeli settlers staged a flag march on Sunday to mark what they call the day of unifying Jerusalem and Israel’s occupation of the city in 1967.