World Bulletin / News Desk
Al-Azhar, the highest seat of learning in the Sunni Muslim world, condemned Israeli violence against Palestinians protesting the U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem (Qudus) as the Israeli capital.
In a statement on Friday, the Cairo-based institution described the Israeli intervention as "merciless."
"We condemn the 'merciless intervention' of the Israeli forces against the Palestinians protesters. We reiterate our support for Jerusalem stance of the Palestinian people," the institution said.
At least seven Palestinians have been martyred in clashes -- and hundreds more injured -- since the U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision last Wednesday to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
The dramatic shift in U.S. policy has drawn a storm of condemnation and protest across the Arab and Muslim world.
At a Tuesday summit, convened in Istanbul, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation responded to the U.S. move by recognizing East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.
Jerusalem remains at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem -- occupied by Israel since 1967-- might eventually serve as the capital of an independent Palestinian state.
Some 6,500 Palestinians are currently being held in Israeli prisons
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At least 41 Palestinians were martyred by Israeli gunfire on Gaza border since March 30
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Obama, who met with Mandela in 2005 and who made an emotional address at his funeral, will speak at the lecture marking 100 years since the anti-apartheid icon was born.
A total of 41 Gazans have been martyred by Israeli gunfire since March 30
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