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Jerusalem’s holy sites a red line — King

By JT - Nov 29,2015 - Last updated at Nov 29,2015

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday stressed that the Palestinian cause still represents the essence of conflict in the Middle East.

In a letter sent to Fodé Seck, chairman of the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, King Abdullah said as long as no permanent and just solution to the issue is reached, achieving peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis, the region will continue to suffer from lack of security and stability.

With no peaceful solution to the conflict, violence, extremism and terrorism will continue to threaten everyone, the King warned in the letter he sent to Seck on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, according to a Royal Court statement.

His Majesty commended the committee's efforts over the years, saying it has had a great effect in mobilising international support for the Palestinian people and cause, and bringing attention to the tragedy and the humanitarian suffering that Palestinians face.

He also stressed that the continuous Israeli violations and attacks on Al Aqsa Mosque/Al Haram Al Sharif and attempts to change the status quo in Jerusalem hinder endeavours aimed at reviving the peace process between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

 

Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, the King stressed, are a red line for Jordan, noting that the Kingdom will continue shouldering its religious and historical responsibilities towards the entirety of Al Haram Al Sharif.

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