Washington, D.C. | www.mpac.org | April 5, 2023 — During the holiest month of the year for Muslims worldwide, cameras have caught Israeli Police beating worshipers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque for the third year in a row. The assault on worshipers in Al-Aqsa Mosque by the Israeli Police is yet another atrocity violating the sanctity of a religious space by an apartheid regime. This has happened too often in recent years, and it has been timed, once again, during a holy month meant to be spent fasting and engaged in prayers. This is troublesome for several reasons, four of which deserve introspection and action.
Given the reasons outlined above, we urge lawmakers and civil society groups to consider the following recommendations for action:
Ultimately any steps taken toward promoting peace, justice, and human rights in the region must be grounded in a commitment to the dignity and worth of all human beings.