On May 12, 2021, The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, also known as the Afghan Taliban, issued a statement condemning what it described as the "new wave of Zionist and Israeli oppression of the persecuted Palestinian Muslims." The statement, which comes in response to escalating tensions between Israeli authorities and Palestinians in East Jerusalem, reads:
"Unfortunately, we have learned that a we have learned that a new wave of Zionist and Israeli oppression of the persecuted Palestinian Muslims has begun. The homes of people in the Palestinian territories are being looted by force, and worshipers in the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock are exposed to fire and attack by the usurping Israeli forces."
It went on to say: "The Islamic Emirate condemns these atrocities in the strongest terms and expresses its support for the Muslims of Palestine, and calls on the Islamic countries, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the United Nations, and the entire international community to stop and prevent these atrocities committed by Israel and defend the rights of the oppressed Palestinians."
 Alemaraharabi.org, May 12, 2021.