Press release

Iraq strongly condemns the rise in violence in the Palestinian territories and the expansion of Israeli occupying forces’ operations in a number of the Palestinian cities and villages, and the excessive use of violence against Palestinians, resulting in casualties, injuries and dozens of arrests.

We affirm Iraq’s rejection of any incitement, including denounced threats to break into holy places, such as the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock, and others. Whilst we call for the need to contain these rapid and dangerous developments, Iraq expresses the fact that permanently side with the Palestinian people and its right to recover all their rights.

The language of violence adopted by Israel foretells more congestion and perpetuates a climate of tension, which would only lead to an increase in the escalation and aggravation of the status quo without reaching any solution.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs