Saudi Arabia Claims Successfully Press Israel

Saudi Arabia through the Royal Court claimed that King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud was the savior of Al-Aqsa Mosque which made thousands of Palestinian Muslim congregations able to pray again in the holy mosque.

Intense international diplomacy by King Salman is considered to have succeeded in pressuring Israel to disarm all security equipment that triggered tension.

"King Salman made necessary contacts with world leaders," the Saudi Kingdom Court said. King Salman's diplomacy is what is claimed to make the Israeli security forces succumb to the Palestinians who demonstrate at the holy sites of Jerusalem.

"The government (King) Salman contacted the US government and stressed the need for a return to serenity at Al-Aqsa Mosque and its surrounding areas, (the need for) respect for the sanctity of the place," the Saudi Kingdom Court ruling published Thursday.

King Salman's action, quoted by Al Arabiya, received praise from one of Riyadh's closest allies, Abu Dhabi, where Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed praised the Saudi role in resolving the Al-Aqsa Mosque crisis.

As reported previously, thousands of Palestinian Muslim congregations celebrate what they call a "winning day" after Israel releases all security equipment, including CCTV in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. Thousands of Palestinians crowded into the mosque compound for prayer.

They had previously boycotted the mosque because of Israel's new security rules. The ruling that had been lifted because of the triggering tension was imposed after two Israeli policemen were killed by the attack by three armed men at the Jerusalem holy site complex on July 14.

Claims about King Salman's role as rescuer of Al-Aqsa Mosque reaped various reactions in social media. There were those who praised the role of the Saudi King, but others denied his role as a savior.

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