Istanbul to Host Meeting of Ministers on Al-Aqsa Crisis

A general view taken few months ago shows the city of Jerusalem with Al-Aqsa mosque compound, scene of renewed Palestinina-Israeli tensions.


Ankara, MINA -Foreign ministers from Islamic countries will meet in Ankara on Aug. 1 to discuss the situation at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Anadolu Ageny reported, citing the Foreign Ministry Friday.

Members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold an extraordinary meeting following a call by Turkey.

Anger has spilled across the West Bank since July 14 when Israel imposed security restrictions on Al-Aqsa, a site that is venerated by Muslims and Jews, following the deaths of two Israeli police officers and three Arab Israelis in an attack.

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The measures, which included metal detectors, have since been removed. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)