Al Azhar grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayeb renewed condemnation of Israeli violations against Al Aqsa mosque.
This came in a meeting the Grand Imam held with a delegation of the Palestinian Al Morabiton authority currently visiting Egypt upon an invitation from the Middle East News Agency (MENA).
The grand Imam described the Palestinian division as a major disaster to the Palestinian cause calling for reconciliation among all Palestinian factions.
The head of the delegation Yousef Moustafa praised Egypt's support for the Palestinian cause, pointing out that he posted the Grand Imam on the Israeli violations in Al Quds.
An Israeli knesset member had called on the government to facilitate the entry of Jews into Al Aqsa Mosque in al-Quds (occupied East Jerusalem).
A number of Jewish extremists on Sunday raised Israeli flags outside the gates of occupied East Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, according to the mosque’s Palestinian director.
Tension has been running high at Al-Aqsa since Sunday morning, with Israeli police imposing tight security measures at the compound’s entrances and scrutinizing worshipers’ identity cards before allowing them in.