Al-Azhar Chief Stresses Solidarity with Palestinians  

17:59 - May 08, 2021
News ID: 3474653
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The grand imam of Egypt’s Al-Azhar, the world’s leading Sunni Islamic authority, released a statement on Saturday condemning “Zionist terror” after Israeli forces fired stun grenades and rubber bullets at Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque.


In a statement posted on his official Facebook account, Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayeb strongly condemned the most recent violations carried out by the Israeli forces in Palestine.

“Barging into Al-Aqsa Mosque is a violation to the sanctity of the prayers,” he said, while stressing his condemnation of the armed assaults that took place against Sheikh Jarrah peaceful protesters who expressed their rejection of the forced evacuation and the process of land seizure that the court has recently ruled in favor.

El-Tayeb described the global silence towards what is happening in Palestine as “shameful”. He asserted that the institution of Al-Azhar, including students and scientists, are in full solidarity with the people of Palestine and consistently praying for them, reported.

On Friday evening, Israeli forces attacked Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque and took steps to disperse them using rubber bullets, water-cannoned armored vehicles, and stun grenades. At least 205 Palestinians were injured at Al-Aqsa and around East Jerusalem al-Quds, notably at Sheikh Jarrah.


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