Jordan condemns Israeli violations at Al Aqsa Mosque

Jordan on Monday condemned Israel’s intervention in the jurisdictions of the Jordan-run Department of the Jerusalem Awqaf and Al-Aqsa Mosque Affairs, and hindering the restoration work of the Qubbat Al-Sakhrah (Dome of the Rock) Mosque.

Jordan’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Deifallah Fayez rejected Israeli actions against the department, stressing that the department is the “sole authority responsible for the supervision and maintenance of Al-Haram Al-Sharif,” according to a ministry statement.

The Jordanian official called on Israel to “abide by its commitments under the international law, halt the irresponsible behaviour and respect the historical and legal status quo and the authority of the department.”

He said that the ministry earlier in the day sent an official note of protest through diplomatic channels to Israel in which it demanded that Israel refrain from such violations and provocations, and respect the mandate of the Jordan-run department.