Friday’s aggression against the mosque is an act of fascism and terrorism, as well as a violation of freedom of worship, the official noted in a statement.
Fattouh accused Benjamin Netanyahu’s ultra-right-wing Government of setting fire to the region in order to cause an outburst.
In that regard, the leader noted that the repeated incursions of the police and extremist settlers in that place and the attacks on children, women and the elderly are an incitement for millions of Muslims.
Fattouh criticized the international community’s silence in the face of such crimes and called for Israel to be brought to justice.
The Esplanade of the Mosques, where Al Aqsa is located, is venerated by both Muslims who call it the Noble Sanctuary, and Jews, who know it as the Temple Mount.