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Kuwait slams ‘provocative’ Israel’s Ben-Gvir incursion into Al-Aqsa mosque

Kuwait has categorically condemned the storming of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound by Israeli minister Itamar Ben-Gvir and illegal Jewish settlers.

Israel’s security minister Itamar Ben-Gvir led a group of more than one thousand settlers to the Al-Aqsa compound in the Old City of al-Quds on Thursday. It was his third such entrance to the holy site this year.

Kuwait’s Foreign Ministry denounced the move on Friday as a “fresh provocative act [that] represents a continuous breach of international humanitarian law and international charters.”

The ministry reiterated Kuwait’s utter condemnation of such policies that provoke the feelings of millions of Muslims across the world.

It also urged the international community and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to provide international protection to the Palestinian people.

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Turkey also “strongly” denounced the storming of the sacred site, urging “Israeli authorities to take necessary measures in a serious manner to restrain these provocations which violate the sanctity of al-Aqsa Mosque and its historical status,” the Foreign Ministry said.

Al-Aqsa is Muslim’s third-holiest site in the world.

In 1967, Israel occupied East al-Quds, where Al-Aqsa is located. It annexed the entire city in 1980, in a move never recognized by the international community.

The occupying regime is trying to change the status quo of the Al-Aqsa compound by allowing Jews to pray there, invading it with extremist settlers, and proposing to divide it between Muslims and Jews.

These plans are opposed and condemned by Palestinians and many Muslim countries, as well as the UN and human rights groups. They have also caused protests, clashes and violence in occupied East al-Quds and the West Bank.

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