The King of Jordan, Abdullah II, warned Sunday of harm to the holy Islamic sites of Jerusalem, condemning all Israeli attempts to damage the Al-Aqsa mosque, especially the road leading to the Bab Almagharba gate which is close to the western wall of the mosque.

The Jordanian Monarch considered such a road as a part and parcel of the Al-Aqsa mosque.

King Abullah’s remarks came during a meeting with a number of Israeli Arab members of Israeli parliament (Kenneset).

His majesty reiterated his country’s full support to Palestinian residents of Arab towns in Israel, pledging more facilitation for them to keep in contact with the Arab world.

Promised facilitations included increasing the number of Arab pilgrims who travel to the holy city of Makkah via Jordan, and doubling the number of places for Arab students at Jordan’s universities.

The king of Jordan’s warning comes as the Israeli occupation authorities in East Jerusalem recently commenced construction work beneath the Al-Aqsa mosque. This iassue casts concerns among Muslims over the likely collapse of the mosque, considered to be the third holiest site for almost 1.4 billion Muslims worldwide.