US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman has come under fire for posing with a doctored aerial photo of Jerusalem al-Quds, which replaced the the al-Aqsa Mosque — Islam’s third holiest site — and the Dome of the Rock, known as al-Haram al-Sharif, with an imaginary temple.
Friedman received the poster as he was visiting Bnei Brak, a city located just east of Tel Aviv, during a tour organized by a radical Jewish organization on Tuesday.
The controversial image soon made the rounds on the social media, prompting widespread fury.
Egypt’s Al Azhar, the Sunni Muslim world’s foremost religious institution, condemned the move on Thursday, calling it ” inappropriate and irresponsible.”
In a statement, the organization blasted Friedman and the Israeli organization, Achiya, for continuing “the policy of the Zio-American provocation and damaging the feelings of a billion and a half Muslims around the world.”
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