Jordanian lawyer sues the Israeli government over Al-Aqsa Mosque


Published: 2017-08-28 17:44

Last Updated: 2017-08-28 18:36

The lawsuit was filed back in July.
The lawsuit was filed back in July.

Jordanian lawyer Abdul-hakim Ja’abo has filed a lawsuit against the Israeli Government for what he described as “eliminating the religious sense by banning Muslims from praying at Al-Aqsa mosque.”

Israeli authorities banned Palestinians from praying at Al-Aqsa Mosque from the 15-17 July, as well as banning Imams from reciting the call of prayer from Al-Aqsa on those days.

Ja’abo demanded financial compensation for those who were psychologically harmed because of the ban.

The lawsuit, filed in July, comes in response to the question of whether the the Jordanian judiciary is competent when it comes to dealing with cases involving Israel, Ja’abo told Roya.

Ja’abo added that the Jordanian judiciary has in the past looked into lawsuits that were filed against countries like Iraq and Syria, and where judgements were issued.

Jordanians’ fury increased towards Israel after a security guard at the Israeli Embassy in Amman killed two Jordanians in July.