FM holds Israel responsible for ‘incitement acts’

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AMMAN — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned on Friday the provocative acts of and incitement by extremist Jewish groups Thursday night in occupied East Jerusalem, according to a ministry statement. اضافة اعلان

The spokesperson for the ministry, Ambassador Daifallah Al-Fayez, said that the Israeli authorities bear full responsibility, according to international law, for allowing these groups to reach the Old City, which resulted in these extremist Jewish groups chanting racist slogans and attacking Jerusalemites.

Fayez called on the Israeli authorities to abide by their obligations with respect to international and humanitarian law to refrain from actions that may prejudice or restrict [OR1] the residents of the Old City.

The spokesperson also condemned the restrictions imposed by the Israeli authorities on worshipers’ access to Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif to perform Friday prayer, and demanded that all such restrictions be removed. He also called on the Israeli authorities to respect the sanctity of the holy month of Ramadan, the right of worshipers’ unimpeded access to Al-Aqsa Mosque, and to respect the historical and legal status quo.

Fayez also called on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities in pressuring Israel to stop the violations and provocations in the Old City and Al-Haram Al-Sharif.

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