Attributable to the Spokesperson of the High Representative for the
United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)
on the violent clashes in and around Al-Aqsa mosque, East Jerusalem
New York – 8 May 2021
The High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), Mr. Miguel Ángel Moratinos, expresses his dismay and deep concern over the recent violent clashes in and around Al-Aqsa mosque, Islam’s third holiest sites.
Recalling the UN Plan of Action to Safeguard Religious Sites: In Unity and Solidarity for Safe Worship, the High Representative calls for respect of the sanctity of religious sites and stresses the right of worshippers to practice their religious rituals and traditions peacefully and safely without fear or intimidation.
The High-Representative appeals for peace and respect of the status quo of the Holy Sites in East Jerusalem and wishes those who were injured a speedy recovery.
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