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Jordan deplores Israeli violations at Al Aqsa

By JT - Sep 23,2021 - Last updated at Sep 23,2021

Palestinian Muslim worshippers gather for prayers in Jerusalem's Al Aqsa Mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam, on Friday (AFP Photo)

AMMAN — Jordan on Thursday deplored the continued Israeli violations at Al Aqsa Mosque/Al Haram Al Sharif, the most recent of which was allowing extremists to break into the mosque under the protection of Israeli forces. 

Jordan called on Israel to immediately stop these actions, according to a Foreign Ministry statement.

Expressing the Kingdom’s rejection for these practices, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Haitham Abu Al Foul said that the extremists’ attacks represent a clear violation to the legal and historical status quo, international law and Israel’s commitment as an occupying force in East Jerusalem under international law.

He stressed that Al Aqsa Mosque, with its total area of 144 dunums, is a place of worship for Muslims only, noting that the Jordan-run Jerusalem Awqaf and Aqsa Affairs Department, under international law and legal and historical status quo, is the sole authority to supervise its affairs and manage entries.

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