Delegation of EU nations visits Al-Aqsa, affirms Hashemite Custodianship

Visit comes day after Israeli forces blocked Jordan envoy from holy site

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AMMAN — Representatives and consuls of EU nations and other countries visited Al-Aqsa Mosque on Wednesday morning to confirm European support for the legal and historical status quo of the holy site and its Hashemite Custodianship, media outlets reported on Wednesday.اضافة اعلان

According to one local media source, 35 European countries were represented by the delegation.

The day before, on Tuesday, Jordanian envoy Ghassan Majali had been temporarily prevented from entering Al-Aqsa complex by Israeli forces, who had claimed that he needed prior authorization to do so. Jordan’s Foreign Ministry had responded swiftly by summoning Israel’s ambassador to the Kingdom and handing him a letter of protest to be conveyed to his government.

Shortly after, Majali gained entry to the holy site.

Through their visit on Wednesday, the European representatives aimed to emphasize the importance of respecting the Hashemite Custodianship over Jerusalem’s Christian and Muslim holy sites, and the need to avoid any actions that would escalate the situation in Jerusalem and the rest of the Palestinian Territories.

Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said that the UN stands against any efforts to change the status quo in the holy sites in Jerusalem.

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