Egypt summons Israeli envoy over Temple Mount violence

Egypt summons the Israeli ambassador to Cairo, Amira Oron, over the recent violence on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City during Ramadan.

“During the meeting, Egypt emphasized its stance, rejecting and denouncing the Israeli authorities’ storming of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. The officials stressed the necessity of respecting Islamic sanctities, providing protection for Palestinian civilians, and safeguarding their rights to practice religious ceremonies,” a statement from the Egyptian foreign ministry says.

It adds: “The Israeli ambassador was asked to convey a message to Israeli officials stating the need to provide protection for worshipers and allow them to pray in safety and freedom, and for the Israeli authorities to assume their responsibilities and control the security situation in Jerusalem.”

Representing the Egyptian side was Ambassador Nazih Al-Najari, the assistant minister of foreign affairs.

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