Islamic Action Front denounces Israeli PM statement on Jerusalem

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AMMAN — The Islamic Action Front (IAF) denounced a statement by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in which he failed to recognize the Hashemite custodianship of holy shrines in occupied Jerusalem, describing it as foreign interference.اضافة اعلان

Traditionally, Jordan cared for Muslim and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem since Israeli occupation forces captured the territory in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. The Jordanian-Israeli peace treaty, signed in 1994, recognized a ‘’special’’ Jordanian role in caring for Jerusalem’s shrines.

Amman Net said the IAF’s Executive Office contended that Bennett’s statements, made as provocations by Israeli forces and settlers mounted in the holy sites, are considered a ‘’huge trespassing on Jordan’s sovereignty and its historical role in Jerusalem.’’

It said the statement and transgressions should be met with an abolishment of the peace treaty and subsequent agreements with Israel.

Bennett’s statement ‘’expose Israeli intentions and threats, which target Jordan and its people,’’ IAF said. That requires ‘’strict and immediate measures’’, it added.

IAF maintained that all forms of coordination and normalization with Israel must cease in line with the sentiments of the Jordanian people, who consider Israel the ‘’first enemy of the country and the (Arab) nation.’’

IAF questioned to what extent the Jordanian government could work to ‘’stop the Israeli provocations and protect Jordan’s sovereignty and role towards the holy sites.’’

IAF demanded a national strategy and adopting a new approach based on supporting resistance, liberation, and the resilience of the Palestinian people. It also called for strengthening political relations with Palestinian factions.

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