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Gulf countries condemn Israeli forces storming of al-Aqsa mosque

The UAE, Bahrain, Saudi and Egypt have condemned Israel’s storming of Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque which left at least 152 Palestinians injured, state news agencies reported on Saturday.

The UAE’s foreign ministry “underscored the need for self-restraint” and called for protection of the worshipers. Bahrain’s foreign ministry, in a statement shared that Israel’s forces are a “provocation to the feelings of Muslims.” Egypt’s foreign ministry also echoed the other Gulf countries and rejected the violence, warning of the consequences of stability and security in Palestine and the wider region. A similar statement was shared by Saudi Arabia earlier, standing in solidarity with Palestine on Friday.


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