Jordan calls on Israel to cease attempts to ‘change status quo around al-Aqsa’

YnetNews.com reports: “Jordan on Monday urged Israel to stop what it calls Jerusalem’s attempts to ‘change the historical and legal status quo around the al-Aqsa Mosque.’

In a letter to Israeli Chargé D’affaires Sami Abu Janeb, which he was asked to pass on to the government posthaste, Amman called Israel’s actions around the mosque ‘a reprehensible breach of international law and of Israel’s obligations as an occupying power’ and stressed the need to respect the rights of worshipers at the Jerusalem shrine.

The Foreign Ministry, in response, said that Amman’s actions ‘harm efforts to bring about quiet in Jerusalem and provide backing to those who are damaging the sanctity of the holidays and are using violence which endangers the lives of Muslims and Jews alike.’…”

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