EU diplomats visit Temple Mount, express support for Jordan custodianship

The Jerusalem Post reports: “European Union diplomats who toured the al-Aqsa Mosque compound (Temple Mount) on Wednesday expressed support for the Jordanian custodianship over the holy site, Azzam al-Khatib, Director-General of the Jordanian-controlled Waqf Department in Jerusalem, said.

 ’This was a successful visit,’ Khatib told reporters. ‘We waited for this visit for a long time.’

 He said the European delegation came to the site carrying two messages.

 ’The first message expressed support for His Majesty’s custodianship over the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, especially the al-Aqsa Mosque,’ Khatib said. ‘The second message expressed support for the Waqf Department, which implements His Majesty’s custodianship over the Islamic sites, especially the al-Aqsa Mosque.’

Khatib voiced deep appreciation for the EU’s support for the Palestinians and the two-state solution…”

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