Palestinians clean up debris inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque following clashes, November 5, 2014 (Photo by Ahmad Gharbali/ AFP)

Turkey condemns Israeli attack on Al-Aqsa mosque

PNN/ Bethlehem/

In an official statement today, they ministry of foreign affairs of Turkey strongly condemned the recent conduct of the Israeli police, who trampled the sanctity of the Al Aqsa Mosque in order to allow the access of extremist settlers into Haram Al-Sharif.

“Such practices, which clearly violate the spiritual values that the Haram Al-Sharif embodies and especially the freedom of worship and belief of the Muslims at the Al Aqsa Mosque, are unacceptable,” statement said.

“Israel should put an end immediately to its illegal practices against Haram Al-Sharif, which cause justified reaction of the Islamic world and escalate the tension in the region,” it added.

Private units of the Israeli police on Sunday morning broke into the mosque, vandalized it, threw rubber-coated metal bullets on the worshipers and assaulted some youths.

More than 250 settlers broke into the mosque from Al Magharba gate.

At least 10 Palestinian worshipers were injured, alongside four Israeli cops.