Kuwaiti diplo­mat con­demns Is­raeli vi­o­la­tions in Jerusalem

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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.

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