Arab League: Israeli assaults on Al-Aqsa could lead to religious war
The Arab League's warning comes following congested provocations and assaults on Al-Aqsa Mosque that peaked in the recent month.
The Arab League stated that the Israeli regime's deliberate actions aimed at maintaining the status quo at Al-Aqsa Mosque violate international law and warned that they might spark a religious war in the region.
The warning was issued by the regional grouping's Secretariat General on Sunday, the commemoration of Nakba Day. Every year, thousands of Palestinians and their supporters conduct massive protests to commemorate the 1948 anniversary of the Israeli occupation's establishment following a highly Western-backed war against regional lands.
Meanwhile, the Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa compounds under the protection of Israeli occupation forces (IOF).
The IOF escalated its attacks and assaulted Palestinian worshippers during the Holy month of Ramadan.
According to the Arab League's statement, "These attacks amount to a great violation of the international laws, and stand in the way of international efforts aimed at establishing 'peace," adding that the Israeli assaults "can drag the entire region into violence and initiate a religious war."
The Secretariat underlined that over seven decades had passed since the Nakba, yet Palestinians were still suffering the repercussions of the occasion and subjected to violations that "threaten their existence, soil, rights, and sanctities."
It cited "Israel's" willful aggressiveness of destroying Palestinian houses, driving Palestinians to flee their homeland, and carrying out "field executions" against them, including the recent brutal murder of Shereen Abu Akleh, a prominent Palestinian journalist.
The organization encouraged the United Nations Security Council to act in support of the Palestinian people and execute the UN resolutions that condemn "Israel's" occupation and violence.
"The Security Council should expeditiously take the necessary measures that would bring pressure to bear on the occupying Israeli authorities to end their violations against the Palestinian nation," it stated.
According to the statement, it is the Council's legal and moral obligation to maintain international peace and security and to execute international decisions.