Saudi king seeks urgent UN action on Al Aqsa

 

Saudi king seeks urgent UN action on Al Aqsa
Hollande warned on Wednesday that any change in the rules governing Al Aqsa mosque compound could lead to "serious destabilisation."

Riyadh - SPA said Salman made the same appeal in phone calls to British Prime Minister David Cameron, Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Francois Hollande.

By AFP

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Published: Fri 18 Sep 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 18 Sep 2015, 5:10 PM

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, has appealed to UN chief Ban Ki-moon and members of the Security Council for "urgent measures" after clashes at occupied Jerusalem's Al Aqsa mosque compound, state media reported late on Wednesday.
King Salman "expressed strong condemnation of the dangerous Israeli escalation" at the holy site where Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli police for three straight days, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
"He called for serious and speedy international efforts and for the intervention of the Security Council to take all urgent measures to stop these violations," it said. Salman added that the "attack on worshippers" violates the sanctity of religions "and contributes to feeding extremism and violence in the world."
SPA said Salman made the same appeal in phone calls to British Prime Minister David Cameron, Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Francois Hollande.
Hollande warned on Wednesday that any change in the rules governing Al Aqsa mosque compound could lead to "serious destabilisation."
Muslims fear Israel will seek to change rules governing the site, with far-right Jewish groups pushing for more access and even efforts by fringe organisations to erect a new temple. - AFP
 


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