Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the desecration of the Al-Aqsa Mosque more than four decades ago when the Zionists set fire to the Muslims first Qibla, displayed Israel’s savagery and laid emphasis on the necessity for the worldwide Muslim community to keep vigilant.
In 1969, Israel set fire to the pulpit of the al-Aqsa mosque, in Jerusalem. 46 after the arson attack, the regime is still continuing the desecration of Muslims’ sanctities, specially the al-Aqsa mosque.
“That event meant that the aggressor and occupier Zionist regime does not respect any social and human principle, doesn’t show mercy to the people, children and women, continues massacre and aggression and even desecrates the Muslim world’s first Qibla and a place which is also respected by other divine religions,” Rouhani said, addressing a gathering on the occasion of the International Mosques Day on Thursday.
He said that the attack on the al-Aqsa mosque was also a warning to Muslims to be vigilant against the Israeli plots.
Rouhani also underlined the necessity for all Muslims, specially the Iranian people, to keep their unity and solidarity against the enemies’ plots.