Islam Abad, SANA- The Foreign Office of Pakistan (FO) on Wednesday strongly condemned the Israeli occupation officials’ insensitive and provocative step of breaking into the Al Aqsa mosque compound a day earlier.
Pakistani DAWN newspaper quoted a statement by the Foreign Office as saying “Al Aqsa [mosque] is a holy site revered by Muslims around the world.”
It added that a “violation of its sanctity offends the religious sensitivities of Muslims and inflames an already tense situation in the occupied Palestinian territories”.
The FO demanded that “Israel must cease its illegal actions and respect the sanctity of Muslim religious sites in the occupied Palestinian territories.”
The statement reiterated Pakistan’s “strong support for the legitimate struggle of the Palestinian people”.
It also renewed Pakistan’s call for a “viable, independent and contiguous Palestinian State with pre-1967 borders” and with Al Quds (Jerusalem) as its capital, in accordance with the relevant United Nations and Organization of Islamic Cooperation resolutions.