Jordan deplores continued storming of Al-Aqsa

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AMMAN — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned the continued storming of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque / Al-Haram Al-Sharif by Jewish extremists, the latest was allowing them to violate its sanctity and carry out provocative practices under Israeli police's protection, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Ministry spokesperson Haitham Abu Foul said in a statement on Sunday that the escalation of Israeli violations and the accompanying provocative practices are a flagrant and unacceptable violation of international law and the historic and legal status quo in Jerusalem and its sanctities.

Abu Foul also noted that the continuous violations and attacks on Jerusalem's holy sites represent a dangerous policy that would lead to further escalation, which would have consequences on all.

The spokesperson stressed that Al-Aqsa Mosque / Al-Haram Al-Sharif, with its entire 144 dunum area, is a sole place of worship for Muslims, adding that Jordan-run Jerusalem Endowment Department and Al-Aqsa Mosque Affairs is the legal entity with exclusive authority and jurisdiction to manage and regulate entry to the holy site's yards.

Calling on Israel, as the occupying power, to immediately cease all practices and violations against Al-Aqsa Mosque and respect its sanctity, he stressed the need to stop all Israeli measures aimed at changing the existing historic and legal status quo and respect authority of Jordan-run Jerusalem Endowment Department.

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