In a firm statement issued on Friday in Rabat, the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, condemned the Israeli incursions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Bourita highlighted that these provocations intensify regional tensions and “undermine the efforts to de-escalate the situation in Gaza,” as well as all initiatives aimed at establishing a ceasefire, protecting civilians, and ensuring the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

In response to a question about the situation at the Al-Aqsa Mosque during a press briefing following his talks with Brazilian counterpart Mauro Vieira, Bourita stressed, “The Kingdom of Morocco firmly condemns the Israeli authorities’ authorization of the Flag March in occupied Al-Quds, and the resulting access restrictions to the Al-Aqsa Mosque imposed on worshippers.” He further noted that Morocco categorically rejects the incursion of Israeli government officials and Knesset members onto the mosque esplanade.

King Mohammed VI, president of the Al-Quds Committee, has repeatedly denounced such provocations, which occur amidst ongoing Israeli aggression in Gaza, resulting in numerous civilian casualties, Bourita reminded.

The Kingdom of Morocco, he continued, “strongly rejects” the Israeli incursions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque, urges Israeli authorities to take necessary measures to prevent such actions from recurring, and calls on the international community, including the UN Security Council and influential powers, to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Muslim places of worship in Al-Quds.