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Jordan condemns Israeli court ruling allowing Jewish extremists to pray at Al Aqsa 

By JT - May 23,2022 - Last updated at May 23,2022

The Old City of Jerusalem with the Dome of the Rock (right) and Al Aqsa Mosque (left) (AFP photo)

AMMAN — Jordan on Sunday condemned an Israeli court ruling allowing Jewish extremists to pray at Al Aqsa Mosque/Al Haram Al Sharif.

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Haitham Abu Al Foul said that the decision is null and void and lacks legal status under international law that does not recognise Israeli jurisdiction over territories occupied in 1967, including East Jerusalem, according to a ministry statement.

Abu Al Foul stressed that the decision is considered a blatant breach of international legitimacy resolutions related to Jerusalem, including UN Security Council resolutions that urge all to maintain the status quo of the holy city.

The spokesperson added that the decision is “a dangerous violation” to the historical and legal status quo in Al Aqsa Mosque.

He also stressed that the Kingdom, according to international law, does not recognise the authority of the Israeli judiciary over occupied Jerusalem.

He warned against the repercussions of allowing Israeli extremists' break-ins into Al Aqsa Mosque.

He also stressed that Al Aqsa Mosque, with its total area of 144 dunums, is a place of worship for Muslims only, and that the Jerusalem and Aqsa Mosque Affairs Department is the only institution allowed to administer the affairs of Al Aqsa Mosque/Al Haram Al Sharif and organise entry to the mosque. 

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