Published: 2021-07-19 20:44
Last Updated: 2021-08-04 05:41
Monday, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said that there is no change in the current situation in the Al Aqsa compound, and that Jews have the right to visit only and not worship in it.
In his statements, Lapid said, against the background of a statement issued by the office of Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett that sparked widespread criticism: "We had contacts with the Jordanians, and we made it clear that there is no change in the current situation in the [Al Aqsa compound]."
He added, "The talk is about freedom of visit, not freedom of worship for Jews on the [Al Aqsa compound[, while Muslims have freedom of worship."
The Israeli Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, retracted his statements in which he said that "both Jews and Muslims enjoy the right to worship in Al-Aqsa Mosque."
Earlier Monday, the Israeli Prime Minister's office issued a statement saying that "Bennett meant that both Jews and Muslims enjoy the right to visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque, instead of having the right to worship."