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No disputes between Jordan, PA — Erekat

By JT - Oct 28,2015 - Last updated at Oct 28,2015

AMMAN — A senior Palestinian official has said that the Palestinian leadership and Jordan see eye-to-eye on the developments in the Palestinian lands and it fully supports Amman’s recent moves.

He described Jordan’s position on Jerusalem as “daring” and “irreversible” in the face of Israel and the US administration.

Speaking to the Jordan News Agency, Petra, from Ramallah, chief Palestinian negotiator and PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat  said that Jordan’s recent arrangements with the Israelis over Jerusalem have been coordinated between His Majesty King Abdullah and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

“Jordan is the loud and daring voice in the face of Israel and the US administration especially on Jerusalem,” he said. 

“There is no dispute between Jordanians and Palestinians over any issue. We both share a common interest in ending the assaults by the Israeli occupation authorities and Jewish settlers on Al Aqsa Mosque,” he told the agency.

Commending Jordan’s efforts in protecting Jerusalem’s Islamic and Christian holy sites, Erekat stressed that the “Hashemite custodianship over Jerusalem’s holy sites is the shield against the Israeli schemes”.

“Neither [Israeli premier] Benjamin Netanyahu nor anyone on earth can shake or weaken the deeply rooted Jordanian-Palestinian relationship,” he said.

 

Erekat’s remarks came after Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al Malki criticised an agreement Amman reached with the Israelis to install video cameras at Al Haram Al Sharif in Jerusalem to ease the tension there and ensure that the status quo remains intact.

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