Jordan lodges protest with Israel over Al-Aqsa breaches

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi. (Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — Jordan was expected to summon the Israeli chargé d'affaires in Amman on Monday to protest and demand an immediate cessation of Israeli violations against Al-Aqsa Mosque, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi said, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

He told lawmakers during a Lower House session that Amman will host a meeting of an Arab League committee to address the recurrent Israeli assaults. The committee comprises Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Qatar, Tunisia, Algeria, and the secretary-general of the Arab League.

Safadi highlighted Jordan's efforts, led by His Majesty King Abdullah, to counter all actions to alter the legal and historical status quo of Jerusalem.

Jordan, he said, is stepping up contacts with global and Arab decision-makers to compel Israel, the occupying power, to abide by the international law, halt raids and violations against the holy site, and prompt the world community to find a "political horizon" to achieve peace on the basis of the two-state solution leading to the establishment of a Palestinian state on the June 4, 1967, lines.

Safadi said that Jordan stood firmly, as it always had, against attempts to attack Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif, pointing to the Jordanian efforts that began before the holy month of Ramadan, and continued during it, in order to ensure respect for the historical and legal status quo, and to prevent further escalations.

“Protecting the Haram and its identity is a Jordanian priority, and we proceed with our efforts to confront the illegal Israeli measures and attacks inside the Muslim site,” Safadi said, pointing to the intensified efforts, in response to Royal directives, and devoting all the capabilities of the Kingdom to carry out this mission and bear responsibility.

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