The head of the Presidential Council, Muhammad Menfi, on Monday affirmed Libya's position towards the right of the Palestinian people in defending Jerusalem and its sanctities against Israeli attacks.

Menfi's remarks came during a phone call he made to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in which he stressed that Libya stands by the Palestinian cause, and supports the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, according to a statement by the Palestinian Embassy in Libya.

The PC Head expressed strong condemnation of the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, reiterating that instructions were issued to the Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support the Palestinian position in international forums.

The two sides also discussed, during the call, the recent events in Jerusalem, including attacks by the occupation forces on the stationers and worshipers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the attempts of forcibly displacing residents of Sheikh Jarrah to make way for the new Jewish settlers.