GAZA, July 16 (Xinhua) -- The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs urged the international community and the Arab and Islamic world to quickly assume their responsibilities to save the holy Al Aqsa Mosque, local media reported on Sunday.
In a statement, the ministry condemned the Israeli measures against the holy mosque.
Israel closed Al Aqsa and banned the Friday prayer following a nearby attack that left three Palestinians and two Israeli policemen dead.
The Israeli government headed by Benjamin Netanyahu bears full and direct responsibility for its aggressive actions, illegal measures and gross violations of the status of Al Aqsa since 1967, the ministry said.
It added that the international reactions have not lived up to the required level and are not enough to pressure the occupation authorities to immediately stop their ongoing aggression.