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Kuwaiti diplomat condemns Israeli violations in Jerusalem

NEW YORK: Kuwait utterly condemns the continuous Israeli violations against the Palestinian people, namely the recent obstructions set by Israel at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, said a Kuwaiti diplomat late Tuesday.


Speaking at a UNSC meeting on the developments in the Middle East and the situation in the Palestinian territories, Kuwait’s permanent delegate to the UN headquarters in New York Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi warned the international community about the ramifications of the Israeli steps in Jerusalem. He stressed that Tel Aviv was aiming at turning the situation into a conflict with religious connotations.


Kuwait strongly condemns the Israeli violations which are against international laws and norms, said Otaibi, adding that his country will stand oppose any illegal actions that Israel might be planning in the present and in the future. He called on the international community and the UNSC to implement resolutions 478 and 2334, which prohibits Israel from attempting to change the status of Jerusalem.


Worshipers have the right to enter Al-Aqsa Mosque and perform prayers there without any restrictions imposed by Israel, said the Kuwaiti diplomat, adding that Tel Aviv must stop its irrational behavior and prevent the situation from further escalating by lifting the unreasonable security measures around Al-Aqsa Mosque.


Ambassador Otaibi indicated that Israel was trying to alter history and it was systematically destroying any chances for a two-state solution which will give Palestinians their independent country with East Jerusalem as its capital in accordance with the 1967 borders. – KUNA


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