02 May 2018
Al-Aqsa Mosque Director Omar Kiswani has said that anyone who enters Masjid al-Aqsa accompanied by Israeli police will be viewed as an illicit trespasser.
He made the comments after Senegalese Foreign Minister Sidiki Kaba in March visited the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound under Israeli police protection.
“The Senegalese FM visited the Al-Aqsa accompanied by Israeli police and in the absence any coordination with Jerusalem’s Awqaf authorities,” Al-Aqsa Mosque Director Omar Kiswani told Anadolu Agency.
“We did not formally greet him, as his visit was arranged through the Israeli occupation authorities and not through us,” he said.
Al-Kiswani went to assert that anyone who entered the religious site accompanied by Israeli police would be viewed as an illicit trespasser.
“And that’s exactly what the Senegalese foreign minister did today,” he said at the time.