Saudi King Salman asserts Palestinians’ right to enter al-Aqsa Mosque
:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman had a telephonic conversation with US authorities in order to resolve the al-Aqsa clashes over Israeli security measures last week.
The Saudi King contacted US President Donald Trump and urged for the opening of al-Aqsa Mosque to Muslims, and for allowing them the right to worship after restrictions on access to the mosque were imposed by the Israeli forces, a statement by the Royal Court of Saudi Arabia, on Thursday, said.
The statement added that King Salman’s efforts have been successful in a way that contributed to restoring stability and provided reassurance to the worshipers. It helped safeguaerd their dignity and security.
King Salman stressed the need to restore stability and calm to the holy sites and the surrounding areas. The statement stressed Saudi Arabia’s emphasis on the importance of achieving a just and comprehensive peace for the Palestinian cause, in accordance with the Arab peace initiative and the vision of a two-state solution.
On Thursday, Israeli police announced the removal of all security measures sparked intense Palestinian and Islamic anger and bloody clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces since July 14.
Last night, Israel removed all security installations it had put in place this month at the Muslim entrances of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, stepping up its efforts to diffuse political and religious tension.
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince praises King Salman’s initiative
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed praised King Salman’s role in the resolution of Al-Aqsa crisis.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed highlighted Saudi Arabia’s central role in the service of Islam and Muslims.