Jordan warns Israel not to restrict Christian access to Church of Holy Sepulchre

Church of Holy Sepulchre
(File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN Jordan's Foreign Ministry has warned Israel not to limit Christians' access to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in occupied Jerusalem or reduce the number of those permitted to celebrate Holy Saturday this weekend, Ammon News reported.اضافة اعلان

Ministry spokesman Sinan Al-Majali said all Israeli occupation measures that hamper the right of Christians to freely access the Church of the Holy Sepulcher on Saturday to practice their religious rites “are to be rejected and condemned”.

Jerusalem holy sitesHe stressed that the Israeli occupation must respect the historical and legal status quo in Jerusalem and its holy sites, end all restrictive measures against the Christians of occupied Jerusalem, and refrain from any actions that would infringe upon the freedom to worship in the city.

Given the Hashemite custodianship over Islamic and Christian holy places in Jerusalem, Jordan will continue to take all possible steps to protect these sites and preserve the historical and legal status quo of the city, Majali said.

Read more National news
Jordan News