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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has strongly condemned Israel's closure of the al-Aqsa Mosque as a crime against Muslims.

OIC Secretary General Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen in a statement termed the closure of Al Aqsa as an attack on the rights and freedom of Palestinians to practice their religious rites.

He called on the international community to act immediately to deter repeated Israeli attacks against Islamic and Christian holy sites in occupied East Jerusalem.

Al-Aqsa remained closed on Saturday after a deadly shooting attack outside one of its entrance yesterday in which three Palestinians and two Israeli policemen were killed.


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