News ID: 261692
Published: 0141 GMT November 17, 2019

Islamic Unity Confab calls for defending Al-Aqsa Mosque

Islamic Unity Confab calls for defending Al-Aqsa Mosque

Participants of the 33rd International Islamic Unity Conference in its final statement slammed Israel’s aggressions on Muslims’ first Qibla, Al-Aqsa Mosque, and called for defending it.

Muslim participants described the aggressions on Al-Aqsa Mosque as a dangerous conspiracy, urging Islamic countries to take serious and firm stance towards the issue, IRNA reported.

The conference called on freedom-seeking figures across the globe to voice their solidarity with the Resistance and maintaining the honor of Muslims against the Israeli regime and the US.

In the statement, the participants demanded probe into all crimes committed by the Israeli regime against Al-Aqsa Mosque and called for taking serious measures against such atrocities.

Fifty years have lapsed since the arson attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque by the Israeli regime that sparked the Muslims' wrath and establishment of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

The organization is however incapable of defending the rights of Muslims and settling the issues in Palestine, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain, Myanmar and other Islamic countries, the statement said.

It called for further efforts and cooperation among Muslim countries for proposing new solutions and immediate measures to defend the holy mosque and the Islamic Resistance.

On Friday, participants in the conference attended a meeting with the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

During the meeting, Ayatollah Khamenei described the issue of Palestine as the biggest plight of the Muslim world which has displaced a nation from its home, and underlined the significance of unity among Muslim nations in resolving the issue.

Ayatollah Khamenei said Iran’s stance on the issue of Palestine is a principled and definitive one, stressing that Tehran will keep helping the Palestinians with no reservation, and calls on other Muslim countries to follow suit.

"Since the beginning of the Islamic Revolution to this day, we have remained in this position – meaning we have helped and will continue to help Palestine and the Palestinians without any consideration and we view this the duty of the whole Islamic world," the Leader said.

Ayatollah Khamenei touched on the enemies’ efforts to "distort" pronouncements by the late Father of the Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini and Iranian officials about the elimination of Israel.

“We are in favor of Palestine and its independence and salvation, but the elimination of Israel does not mean the elimination of the Jewish people, because we have nothing to do with them, as a number of Jews live safely in our country.

“The elimination of Israel means the elimination of the fake Zionist regime and that the Palestinian people, be they Muslim, Christian or Jewish who are the main owners of that land, should be able to choose their government," the Leader said.





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