Amman mayor and Palestine PM discuss latest political developments


Published: 2017-11-23 18:08

Last Updated: 2017-11-24 13:21

Amman's mayor, Yousef Shawarbeh.
Amman's mayor, Yousef  Shawarbeh.
Roya News Source

Amman’s Mayor Yousef Shawarbeh on Thursday met Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and his accompanying delegation.

During the discussions, the Palestinian premier briefed Shawarbeh on the latest political and economic developments in the Palestinian territories and current inter-Palestinian reconciliation efforts.

Hamdallah lauded ties between the two as "longstanding and historic" and voiced keenness to foster them in the various fields.

He also commended Jordan's unwavering and continual support to the Palestinian people and their cause, an effort that will bolster Palestinians' steadfastness in countering Israel's continued violations aimed to tamper with their holy shrines, properties and rights.

Earlier this year, Jordanians reacted strongly to Israeli measures imposed at the Haram al-Sharif (which Israel calls The Temple Mount) in the Old City of Jerusalem. In a statement, Jordan’s minister of media Mohammed al-Momani said that while Amman condemns violence, it will not accept any violation of Muslims' rights to observe their religious rituals at their holy places, urging Israel to "immediately" reopen Al-Aqsa Mosque.