Jordan condemns Israeli decision allowing extremists into Al-Aqsa

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Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in the Old City of Jerusalem at sundown. (Photo: Evanto Elements)
AMMAN — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates on Sunday condemned an Israeli court decision allowing extremists to perform their rituals in Al-Aqsa Mosque complex, Al-Mamlaka TV said.اضافة اعلان

Ministry Spokesperson Haitham Abu Al-Foul said the decision is “null and invalid” under international law, which does not recognize Israel’s jurisdiction over the Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem, occupied in 1967.

The Israeli court ruling is a “flagrant violation” of international legitimacy pertaining to Jerusalem, including the UN Security Council resolutions, all of which affirm the need to preserve the status of the Holy City.

Abu Al-Foul warned against continuing to allow extremists to storm Al-Aqsa. He asserted that the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam’s third holiest shrine, with its entire area of 144 dunums, is a place of worship for Muslims.

He said the Jordanian-run Waqf, or endowments, and Al-Aqsa Affairs Administration in Jerusalem are the exclusive legal authority competent to administer all the affairs of the mosque and regulate access to it.

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