Pakistan strongly condemned the attack by Israeli forces on the Al-Aqsa mosque, saying it is a blatant violation of human rights laws during the holy month of Ramadan.
Israeli forces invaded the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem and opened fire with rubber bullets and stun grenades at worshippers inside.
A raid by Israeli riot police resulted in the injuries of at least 152 Palestinians, extending a recent escalation of violence that has sparked worries of a return to more widespread warfare.
The spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs voiced great worry over the escalation of violence by Israeli forces in several sections of occupied Palestine, according to a statement.
An official statement from the ministry stated that “this extremely condemnable assault on worshippers, particularly during the holy month of Ramadan, is an egregious violation of all humanitarian principles and human rights legislation.”
“In recent weeks, Israeli forces have murdered dozens of Palestinians and injured countless others in occupied East Jerusalem and other areas. “This escalation of violence by Israeli soldiers in the Palestinian areas is despicable,” the statement continued.
The spokesperson called on the international community to take note of Israel’s aggression against innocent Palestinians.
“We hope for the speedy recovery of those who have been hurt.” Furthermore, “Pakistan urges the international community to take immediate steps to protect innocent Palestinian lives and to preserve international law and the ideals of the United Nations Charter,” according to the statement.
In addition to reiterating Pakistan’s steadfast support for the Palestinian cause, the spokesperson pushed for a two-state solution in accordance with United Nations (UN) and Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) resolutions on the subject.
“Pakistan reaffirms its consistent and unwavering support for the Palestinian cause,” the statement said. It read: “We support the Palestinian people in achieving the realization of their right to self-determination and other fundamental rights, and in achieving a two-State solution in accordance with relevant United Nations and Organization of Islamic Cooperation resolutions, with the pre-1967 borders and Al Quds Al-Sharif as the capital of a viable, independent, and contiguous Palestinian State.”