Sun 24 Sep 2023 6:21 pm - Jerusalem Time
Jordan condemns settlers' violations of Al-Aqsa Mosque
The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs condemned the violations carried out by extremist settlers by storming the Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif, and allowing them to carry out provocative practices that violate the sanctity of the Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif and Islamic cemeteries under the protection of the occupation police.
The Ministry’s official spokesman, Ambassador Sinan Al-Majali, said today, Sunday, “The continuing and unacceptable provocative practices against the Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the escalation of their frequency, and the provocative practices that accompany them inside the sanctuary, in its vicinity, and in the Islamic cemeteries adjacent to it, which are considered an Islamic endowment, is a violation.” It is scandalous and unacceptable to international law, and to the historical and legal situation existing in Jerusalem and its sanctities.”
He stressed that the ongoing violations and attacks on holy sites, in conjunction with the ongoing Israeli incursions into the occupied Palestinian territories, herald further escalation and represent a dangerous trend that must be stopped immediately.
The Ministry’s official spokesman called on Israel, in its capacity as the occupying power, to cease all practices and violations against the Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque/the Holy Mosque, and to respect its sanctity, reiterating that the Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque/the Holy Mosque, with its entire area of 144 dunams, is a pure place of worship for Muslims. .
Al-Majali warned against the continuation of these violations, stressing the need to respect the authority of the Jerusalem Endowments Administration and the affairs of the Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is affiliated with the Jordanian Ministry of Endowments, Islamic Affairs and Holy Places, as it has the exclusive jurisdiction to manage the affairs of the Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque/the Holy Mosque in its entirety, and to regulate entry to it.