Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates on Sunday condemned the extremists’ storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque and their provocative practice under Israeli police’s protection, which represents a violation of the the mosque’s historical and legal status quo and breaches sanctity of the holy places. In a statement, the ministry’s official spokesperson, Sinan Majali, called on Israel, in its capacity as the occupying power, to cease all practices and violations against Al-Aqsa Mosque and respect its sanctity, warning against continuation of these acts. Majali also stressed need to respect authority of Jerusalem Waqf and Al-Aqsa Mosque Affairs Department, which is affiliated with the Jordanian Ministry of Endowments, Affairs and Islamic Holy Places, that has exclusive jurisdiction to manage affairs of Al-Aqsa Mosque and regulate entry to its yards. Majali reiterated that Al-Aqsa Mosque/ Holy Mosque, with its entire 144-dunum area, is a pure place of worship for Muslims.
Source: Jordan News Agency