TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry took a swipe at the Tel Aviv regime for banning Muslims from using loudspeakers or public address systems for playing Adhan -an Islamic call summoning worshippers to say prayers- describing the decision as part of Israel’s anti-human and racist policies.
Adhan is an element of Islamic rites that is of great value to Muslims, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday, slamming Israel’s ban on Adhan as yet another episode in the Tel Aviv regime’s anti-human, racist, and cruel policies against Palestinians in more than six decades.
He described the decision as part of attempts to worsen the Palestinian people’s difficult conditions in their motherland and change the Islamic identity of the city of al-Quds (Jerusalem).
The Iranian spokesman also called on the international community, particularly Muslim nations, to react to such “provocative” Israeli measures that run counter to human rights.
His comments came after Israeli lawmakers passed the “muezzin bill”, banning Palestinians from using loudspeakers to summon worshippers for prayers.
Spokesperson for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has said that Palestinians “completely reject” the ban.