Muslim worshippers spending Ramadan nights were brutally attacked and hundreds were arrested on Tuesday 4 April and Wednesday 5 April by Israeli forces and are now being prevented to enter Al-Aqsa Mosque while on Thursday morning 6 April, dozens of Israeli settlers entered the courtyards of the Mosque Al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of the Israeli police. The Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, coinciding with Christian Easter and Jewish Passover, during the past few years has seen Israeli forces attacking Muslim worshippers and preventing them from spending the night inside the Mosque.

The Israeli forces have been raiding raiding the Mosque evacuating Palestinian worshipers by firing stun grenades and rubber bullets and arresting hundreds of young Palestinians from the Al-Aqsa compound and adjoining areas.

The Bureau of the United Nation General Assembly’s Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People has condemned Israeli police’s raids on Palestinian worshippers inside Al-Aqsa Mosque.

“Israel’s illegal policies and practices have continued to entrench its illegal occupation of the Palestinian territory it has occupied since 1967,” the bureau said in a statement.

It called for accountability of Israel’s violations in the occupied Palestinian territory and urged Israel to comply with its international legal obligations under UN resolutions.

The Arab League called on the UN Security Council to intervene to halt Israeli “crimes” at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

In a statement issued following an emergency meeting in Cairo on Wednesday, the Arab League condemned Israeli assaults.

“These crimes escalated dangerously in the past days of Ramadan, and led to hundreds of injuries and arrests of worshipers, incursions and deliberate desecration of the sanctity of al-Aqsa Mosque by extremist Israeli officials and settlers under the protection of the occupation forces,” it said.

The statement rejected “all forms of Israeli violations of Islamic and Christian holy places, especially those aimed at changing the historical and legal status quo at al-Aqsa Mosque.”

The UN, Iran, Turkey and several other countries and bodies have expressed shock and concern about Israeli forces’ incursions into the mosque.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres was “shocked and appalled” by images of Israeli security forces beating people at al-Aqsa Mosque, his spokesman said on Wednesday.

Stephane Dujarric said Guterres viewed images of the “violence and beating” within the holy site, and found it more distressing because it came “at a time of a calendar which is holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims that should be a time for peace and nonviolence.”

“Places of worship should only be used for peaceful religious observances,” he added.

On Thursday, Hezbollah said it would support “all measures” Palestinian resistance groups may take against Israel after Israeli forces violently raided the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

“Hezbollah forcefully denounces the assault carried out by the Israeli occupation forces against the al-Aqsa Mosque compound and its attacks on the faithful,” Hezbollah said in a statement.

“Hezbollah proclaims its full solidarity with the Palestinian people and the resistance groups, and pledges that it will stand with them in all measures they take to protect worshipers and al-Aqsa Mosque and to deter the enemy from continuing its attacks,” the statement noted.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian condemned the Israeli desecration of al-Aqsa Mosque.

“The desecration of al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli forces and their night raid on worshipers of the holy site created painful scenes that are the result of the behavior of human rights advocates who turn a blind eye to Zionism’s crimes,” Amir-Abdollahian tweeted on Thursday.

Meanwhile the Al-Aqsa raids have resulted in rocket fires both from Gaza as well as from Lebanon with Israeli bombing raids in retaliation expected to escalate the conflict further during the month of Ramada.