2007 News Story

Kingdom condemns Israeli excavations around Al-Aqsa Mosque

Saudi Arabia today issued a statement condemning Israeli excavations around Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest in the Islamic world. The Kingdom also called on the international community to stop the dig.

Israel’s actions violate the mosque’s sacred nature and risk destroying its religious and Islamic features, the statement said.

“The Kingdom urges the international community to intervene and stop this Israeli aggression as well as to confront firmly these practices which are aimed at desecrating the Islamic and civilized identity of Al-Aqsa Mosque, which are considered as provocations for Muslims all around the world,” it said.