Jordan decries storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque


Published: 2024-06-05 12:17

Last Updated: 2024-07-13 16:36

"Israeli” settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. (File photo: Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency)
"Israeli” settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. (File photo: Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned today the actions of an extremist minister in the “Israeli government,” members of the Israeli Knesset, and extremists who stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of “Israeli” police.

The ministry denounced in its statement the provocative practices that violate the sanctity of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Israeli government's allowance of the so-called "Flag March" in occupied Jerusalem, which is accompanied by violence against Palestinians and extremist racist practices.

It also decried the restrictions imposed on worshippers' access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the restriction of Palestinians' movement in the occupied Old City of Jerusalem.

The ministry's spokesperson, Ambassador Dr. Sufian Al-Qudah, emphasized that the continued incursions into Al-Aqsa Mosque along with the ongoing practices of extremists in occupied Jerusalem and its sanctities, and the restriction of Palestinians' movement, represent condemned provocative steps and blatant violations of international law and the historical and legal status quo in Jerusalem and its sanctities.

He stressed that “Israel’ has no sovereignty over it or over occupied East Jerusalem and its Islamic and Christian sanctities.

The ministry called on “Israel”, as the occupying power, to cease all practices and violations and to respect its sanctity. It warned against the continuation of these violations and stressed the necessity of respecting the authority of the Jerusalem Awqaf and Al-Aqsa Mosque Affairs Department, under the Jordanian Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, as the exclusive authority responsible for managing the affairs of Al-Aqsa Mosque and regulating access to it.