Jordan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned the ongoing Israeli violations against al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the latest was allowing today hundreds of Jewish fanatics to carry out provocative tours of the Mosque premises.
In a statement, the ministry’s spokesperson, Ambassador Daifallah Ali Al-Fayez, slammed the settlers' incursions into al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of Israeli police as a flagrant violation of international law, the existing legal and historical status at the mosque, and Israel’s obligations, as the occupying power, in occupied East Jerusalem in accordance with international law.
He stressed that the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its compound, with its entire area of ​​144 dunums, is a purely Islamic holy place, stressing that the Islamic Waqf department, which is a Jordanian government department, is the sole authority responsible for it and for overseeing who enters it.
Al-Fayez called on the Israeli authorities to stop the violations, respect the legal and historical status quo, and respect the authority of the Jerusalem Waqf administration.
The ministry’s spokesperson called on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities and pressure Israel to stop the ongoing violations and provocations at Al-Aqsa.