Jordan’s Foreign Minister: There is no Israeli sovereignty over the Temple Mount

Israel National News reports: “Ayman Safadi, Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Jordan, on Tuesday downplayed Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s statement that all decisions regarding the Temple Mount will be made by Israel’s leadership.

‘Israel has no sovereignty over the holy places in Jerusalem, this is occupied Palestinian land. Israel is an occupying force that is blocking moves taken by the Jordanian Ministry of Endowments in order to maintain security and peace in Al-Aqsa,’ Safadi claimed in interviews with Jordanian media.

He accused Israel of preventing Waqf members from fulfilling their task. ‘Our message is one: Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine, a sovereign state that must be established within the 1967 borders. This is the only way to achieve lasting peace.’

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett pushed back on reports that Israel has agreed to a Jordanian request expanding Muslim control over the Temple Mount…”

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