Jordan reiterates to Israel, Al-Aqsa is a place for Muslim worship only

The Jerusalem Post reports: “The Kingdom of Jordan has requested that Israel ‘respect the sanctity’ of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and the status quo, after it recently reopened to Muslim worshipers following a two-month hiatus amid coronavirus lockdowns.

According to Jordan’s official news agency Petra, ‘the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has sent Israel, via diplomatic channels, a memo calling on Tel Aviv as an occupying power to respect the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al Haram Al Sharif, and end all provocations and violations there.’

The ministry’s spokesperson Deifallah al-Fayez condemned the ‘continued Israeli violations,’ the most recent example given being the ‘Israeli occupation forces allowing hundreds of Jewish extremists to storm the mosque’ on Tisha B’Av…”

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