Egypt slams Israel for allowing Jewish prayer at Al-Aqsa

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Cairo – Egypt Egypt’s Grand Mufti Shawky Allam condemned on Friday a recent Israeli court verdict allowing Jewish prayer at the Al-Aqsa Mosque courtyard in East Jerusalem, describing it as “a violation of Islamic sanctities.” Allam added in a strongly-worded statement that “the ruling contradicts all international conventions,” calling on the global community to enforce conventions related to the holy site. In 2016, the UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee approved a resolution on the conservation status of Al-Aqsa, affirming that it is an Islamic site with no Jewish heritage. The decree caused f…

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