Palestinian worshippers hold up the Qur’an at al-Aqsa Mosque compound following Friday Prayers on March 8, 2013, to protest against an Israeli soldier’s insult to the holy book.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has slammed the Israeli forces’ aggression against Palestinian worshippers near the al-Aqsa Mosque and called for international action against Israel’s sacrilegious acts.
In a Friday statement, Mehmanparast called on regional and international bodies, particularly human rights institutions, to show serious reaction to Israel’s abusive measures and the regime’s growing trend of blasphemous acts against Islamic sanctities.
On Friday, Israeli forces clashed with Palestinians near the al-Aqsa Mosque in East al-Quds (Jerusalem), injuring over a dozen worshippers.
The Israeli forces fired stun grenades to disperse the Palestinian worshippers who were protesting against the recent desecration of the Muslims holy book, the Qur'an, by an Israeli soldier.
“The weak response of the international community to these kinds of aggression, including the insult against the worshippers and sacrilege of the holy Qur’an at the al-Aqsa Mosque, will undoubtedly embolden the Zionists to commit more sacrilegious acts,” Mehmanparast pointed out.
On Sunday, Israeli forces stormed a session of Qur'an recitation in al-Aqsa Mosque and an Israeli soldier kicked a copy of the holy book and trampled on it.
In a Monday statement, the Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, called on all Muslim nations to take a harsh stance against the blasphemous move.