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UNSC called meeting for Al-Aqsa Mosque

The United Arab Emirates and China called for a UN Security Council meeting after Israel National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Giver entered Al-Aqsa amid warnings.

As per diplomats, UNSC is expected to convene on Thursday.

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The visit prompted harsh criticism from all across the world and the US, Israel’s closest ally, expressed grave worry about the current situation.

State Department spokesman Ned Price said, “We’re deeply concerned by any unilateral actions that have the potential to exacerbate tensions precisely because we want to see the opposite happen.”

The United States adamantly favored the maintenance of the historic status quo concerning Jerusalem’s sacred sites.

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Any unilateral acts undermining the status quo, he continued, are unacceptable.

Al-Aqsa is regarded as the third-holiest place on earth by Muslims whereas, Jews referred to the region as the Temple Mount and claimed that two Jewish temples formerly stood there.


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