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.

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

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)