King issues directives for additional measures to support Palestinians

A Palestinian child in gaza
A Palestinian child stands amidst the rubble of buildings, destroyed by Israeli strikes, in Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip on May 21, 2021. (Photo: AFP)
AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday directed the government to implement a package of additional measures to support the Palestinians in Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, amidst the Israeli violations against them and the aggression on Gaza, according to a Royal Court statement.اضافة اعلان

King Abdullah’s directives include the restoration of Al Aqsa Mosque/Al Haram Al Sharif by the Hashemite Fund for the Restoration of Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock and the Jerusalem Awqaf Department, to repair the damage caused by the storming of the mosque by Israeli forces.

The restoration is to be carried out within the ongoing Hashemite restoration project at Al Aqsa Mosque.

In addition, the Royal directives include disbursing financial incentives from His Majesty’s personal expense to employees of the Jerusalem Awqaf Department, in appreciation of their efforts in safeguarding Al Aqsa Mosque, in addition to sending medical assistance to a number of hospitals in Jerusalem.

The Royal directives are in line with the historic Hashemite Custodianship of Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, and His Majesty’s efforts to defend the deep-rooted Arab and Islamic identity of the holy city, and support the steadfastness of Jerusalemites.

The King’s directives also include setting up and equipping a centre for COVID-19 testing and vaccination in Gaza, after the central COVID-19 laboratory was demolished in the Israeli aggression.

The Royal directives entail continuing to dispatch medical aid from Jordan to the Palestinians through the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation, as well as facilitating the passage of relief convoys from other countries through Jordanian territory.

Moreover, His Majesty directed the government to continue transferring Gazans with severe injuries to receive medical treatment in Jordan’s hospitals, and to dispatch a number of child psychiatrists to the two Jordanian military field hospitals in the strip.

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