Jordan condemns Israeli violations against Al-Aqsa Mosque


Published: 2017-12-04 14:27

Last Updated: 2017-12-04 14:31

Al Aqsa mosque. (Wikimedia Commons)
Al Aqsa mosque. (Wikimedia Commons)
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The Jordanian Government on Sunday sent a diplomatic letter condemning the ongoing Israeli violations of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, accusing Israel of allowing extremists into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque on a daily basis under the protection of Israeli police, according to Petra News.

This comes after Palestinian news sites reported Israeli settlers stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque courtyard on Sunday morning, under the protection of Israeli police, which allowed them to go up to the Dome of the Rock.

“Such provocative and irresponsible acts are condemned and rejected and violate Israel's obligations as the occupying power in East Jerusalem under international law and international humanitarian law,” State Minister for Media Affairs and Government Spokesman, Mohammad al-Momani, wrote to Israel’s foreign ministry.

The minister said these acts “violated all international norms and charters that emphasized the need to respect places of worship for all religions, and inflamed the passions of Muslims everywhere.”

Al-Momani added that allowing extremists on Sunday to ascend to the roof of the Qubbat al-Sakhrah Mosque (Dome of the Rock) comes in the context of continuing Israeli attempts to change the historical and legal situation in the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Palestine’s National Reconciliation Government called for urgent Arab, Islamic and international action to stop the intrusions of Al Aqsa Mosque, with government spokesman, Yousef al-Mahmoud, saying in a statement that the actions violate the sanctity of the holiest Arab and Muslims shrines in the occupied east Jerusalem.