The tension is extremely tight around the Al Aqsa Mosque. Mohammed VI, in his capacity as the Chairman of Al Quds Committee, has coordinated the situation with three Arab heads of state. No decision has been taken on “the organization of an Islamic summit in the Kingdom.
King Mohammed VI spoke on the phone Wednesday with heads of states of Jordan, Qatar and Palestine on the invasion of the area around the Al Aqsa Mosque by the Israeli army and Jewish settlers. “These meetings were devoted to dialogue on illegal violations committed in recent days by the Israeli occupation forces against the blessed Al Aqsa Mosque and the city of Al Quds,” said a statement from the Royal Cabinet.
The leaders all expressed their “conviction” of “violations” committed by IDF against the third holiest site of Islam. They agreed to instruct their foreign ministers “to coordinate measures to address Israel’s intransigence and its obstinacy in continuing flagrant violation of the resolutions of international legality,” it added
What about the summit of Islamic countries in Morocco?
These telephone conversations occur only hours after El Zakaria Agha, a member of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, called Mohammed VI in his capacity as the Chairman of the Al Quds Committee, and Abdullah II, whose country holds a “guardianship” over the Al Aqsa Mosque, asking them to protect the holy places of Islam in the city.
The statement of the royal cabinet did not mention whether the heads of state of the four Arab countries had called for an extraordinary meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. Last August, the OIC had revealed the existence of talks with Moroccan officials for a summit exclusively dedicated to the Kingdom to the question of Jerusalem. This mobilization was responding to the call by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to halt the proliferation of Israeli aggression against citizens and Muslim places of worship, including Al-Quds.