ISTANBUL, April 18 (AsiaFreePress): The International Jurists Union condemns the violations perpetrated by the Israeli Occupation against sacred places in Jerusalem. The International Jurist Union followed with grave concern about the dangerous escalation perpetrated by the Israeli Occupation Forces on Friday 15 April 2022 in the Palestinian Territories. Dozens of settlers stormed the Aqsa Mosque and attacked worshippers, while the Israeli Police stormed the Aqsa Mosque, confined worshippers in the mosque compound, and arrested hundreds of Palestinian youths who resisted the violations. The Israeli Police employed various types of violence, including firing bullets and tear gas at worshippers.
According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, over 340 Palestinians were injured, some in their eyes. The IJU considers what happened at dawn on Friday to be the continuation of an appalling series of violations committed by the Israeli Occupation forces against the unarmed Palestinian people in contravention of International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law. It also shows a lack of respect for the right to perform religious rituals.
This contravention of human rights and violation of sacred places highlights the Israeli Occupation’s intention to arouse the feelings of Muslims in different parts of the world in the blessed month of Ramadan. It is a direct consequence of the Occupation’s repeated escape from accountability and international punishment and the international community’s abandonment of the Palestinians and its failure to apply international law and uphold the rights of the Palestinian people. We at the International Jurists Union strongly condemn the Israeli attacks on Muslim sacred places and the crimes committed against the Palestinians. We call on relevant international parties to intervene urgently to stop these violations and provide protection for the Palestinian people, and then to investigate the crimes and hold the perpetrators to account.
The IJU affirms the undeniable right of the Palestinian people to perform their religious rituals without hindrance and calls on international human rights organizations to stand with the Palestinians by condemning the violations and oppression to which they are exposed, read the statement.