The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported that Jordan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned, on Tuesday evening, the Israeli police attacks on Muslim worshipers inside the sacred Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam’s third holiest site.
The ministry’s spokesperson, Ambassador Daifallah al-Fayez, rejected and condemned, in a statement, the Israeli attack on worshipers, considering it a violation of Israel’s commitments as the occupying power based on international law.
He called on the Israeli authorities to respect the sanctity of the mosque and the freedom and safety of worshipers.
The minister also denounced the Israeli authorities’ erection of wooden poles and metal structures at the southern wall of the mosque, which he stressed is an integral part of the mosque, calling on the Israeli authorities to immediately remove them.
He said that the Islamic Jerusalem Waqf is the sole institution responsible for administrating the affairs of al-Aqsa Mosque, including maintenance of the inside and outside walls of the mosque.
The minister warned of the consequences of continuing Israeli violations against the mosque and worshipers, calling on the Israeli authorities to stop such violations and to respect the historical and legal status quo of the al-Aqsa mosque.
Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam