Muslim Council of Britain condemns Israeli violence in Jerusalem

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) late Saturday condemned Israel’s violence against worshippers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied east Jerusalem.

In a statement, the Council said that dozens of worshippers were injured, including men, women and children at a mosque that is one of Islam’s holiest sites during the most sacred nights of Ramadan.

“The violence comes amidst illegal efforts to evict Palestinians from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah area,” it added.

The council also called on the UK government to condemn such flagrant theft and uphold UN Security Council Resolution 2334 concerning the occupation of Palestinian territories and stopping illegal settlement activity, according to the statement.

On the other hand, English rock musician Roger Waters denounced Israel over evictions of Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

Waters, best known as bass player, lyricist and principal songwriter in the rock band Pink Floyd, described Israel as “an apartheid state” in a video he posted on Twitter.

Source: Jordan News Agency