The Libyan Foreign Minister of the Parliament-designated government, Hafed Gaddour condemned the storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque by a group of Israeli settlers.
He said those settlers “were protected by the (Israeli) occupation soldiers and violently assaulted the worshipers there. We condemn in the strongest terms the blatant storming by the settlers of the occupation authorities into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa, under the protection of the occupation forces, and terrorizing worshipers during the holy month of Ramadan.”
The Ministry affirmed its categorical rejection of practices that undermine peace efforts, contradict international principles and norms, in respect of religious sanctities, and provoke the feelings of Muslims.
The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, and other nations have also condemned Israeli aggression.
According to media reports, Israeli occupation police attacked and arrested Palestinian worshipers in a violent dawn raid on the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, during the fasting month of Ramadan.
At least 400 Palestinians were arrested and remain in Israeli custody, said the reports.
The Arab Parliament on Wednesday, condemned the serious Israeli escalation against the “defenceless Palestinian people at Al-Aqsa during the holy month of Ramadan.”
In another context, Libyan Minister of Labour and Rehabilitation, Ali Al-Abed discussed mechanisms for activating an agreement signed between the two countries a year ago to provide 10,000 job opportunities for Palestinians in Libya, with his Palestinian counterpart, Nasri Abu Jaish.
During a meeting held in March, the two sides discussed setting up a legal framework for work in the host country, and facilitating job opportunities and entry visas to Libya.
This came during Al-Abed’s visit to Palestine, the first for a Libyan Minister to Palestine. They discussed ways and mechanisms of joint cooperation between the two countries in the field of the labour sector.