Bangladesh condemns attack on Muslims at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Bangladesh’s top diplomat expressed concerns Saturday for attacks on Muslim worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli police in Jerusalem and condemned the violation during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

AK Abdul Momen said he wanted a peaceful environment for worshippers at the sacred place.

“The violence that took place at Al Aqsa mosque on Friday is a matter of great sadness. We do condemn this type of violence,” he told Anadolu Agency.

Israeli police attacked Muslim worshippers inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque, leaving nearly 53 Palestinians injured in clashes inside the Haram al-Sharif area, the Palestinian Red Crescent said in a statement.

The number of injuries rose to 285 in Israeli attacks at Al-Aqsa Mosque, Damascus Gate of Old City, and Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, it said.

The violation was “unacceptable,” said Momen. “This type of violence is never acceptable. We expect all should restrain so that such incident never happens in any part of the [occupied] Palestinian land.”

He pointed to the sacred value of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and said holy places should be for worshipping and not fighting.