Jordan protests Israeli incursion into Al-Aqsa

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AMMAN — On Wednesday, Jordan formally expressed its objections to the Israeli Embassy in Amman regarding the incursion of extremist settlers and Israeli Knesset members into the al-Aqsa Mosque/Haram al-Sharif area, which occurred under the protection of Israeli police.اضافة اعلان

In a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, the actions of limiting worshippers' access to the mosque, attacking and desecrating Islamic graves, and escalating attacks on Christians in occupied Jerusalem were vehemently denounced, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

Responsibilities under international law
Sufian Qudah, the Ministry's spokesperson, emphasized the importance of Israel, as the occupying power, adhering to its responsibilities under international law concerning the occupied city of Jerusalem and its religious sites. He stressed the necessity of halting any measures that could undermine the sanctity of these holy places and discontinuing any attempts to alter the historical and legal status quo of Jerusalem.

The memorandum reaffirmed that the al-Aqsa Mosque, with its total area of 144 dunums, is exclusively a place of worship for Muslims. It underscored that the Jordanian-run Waqf (endowments) and al-Aqsa Affairs Administration in Jerusalem have exclusive jurisdiction over all matters related to the holy site, including entry regulation.

Qudah demanded that the Israeli government immediately cease all measures aimed at interfering in the affairs of the al-Aqsa Mosque. He emphasized the importance of respecting the historical and legal status quo in Jerusalem and its sanctities.

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