Parliament demand Israeli Ambassador to be expelled

Jordan

Published: 2017-07-16 21:39

Last Updated: 2017-07-17 09:28


The parliamentarians also demanded the cancellation of the Jordan-Israel peace treaty.
The parliamentarians also demanded the cancellation of the Jordan-Israel peace treaty.
Roya News Source

Forty-eight members of the Parliament have demanded the Jordanian government to expel the Israeli ambassador and to recall the Jordanian ambassador in Tel Aviv.

The parliamentarians also demanded the cancellation of the Jordan-Israel peace treaty.

The MPs asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Awqaf, who are responsible for Christian and Muslim holy sites in Palestine, to expose what Israel is doing in Jerusalem.

The representatives also asked the government to pressure the Arab League to take action for the Israeli violations of Jerusalem and Al Aqsa Mosque.

This comes after Israeli authorities closed the Al Aqsa compound on Friday, after three Palestinian assailants shot and killed two Israeli policemen in Jerusalem's Old City. The attackers were subsequently shot dead by Israeli forces inside the compound.

This is the first time Friday prayers at the site have been cancelled in decades, with the last complete closure of the compound taking place in 1969.
This compound has been reopened after the two-day closure, however Muslim religious authorities, who administer the compound, have refused to pray there after Israeli authorities installed metal detectors and additional close-circuit television cameras to monitor the site.