Jordan says Israel bears full responsibility for escalated tensions at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Jordan said on Sunday that Israel bears full responsibility for the “serious repercussions” of the escalated tensions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, according to a statement by the foreign ministry.

Israel’s continuous steps to change the historical and legal status quo of Al-Aqsa Mosque represent a dangerous breach of the international law, undermining all efforts to maintain the cease-fire for regional peace and security, said Foreign Ministry Spokesman Haitham Abu Al-Foul.

Condemning Israel for raiding Al-Aqsa Mosque and banishing worshippers from the mosque, Al-Foul urged the international community to shoulder its responsibility and take immediate actions to pressure Israel to stop such practices.

The Al-Aqsa Mosque compound is a site holy to both Muslims and Jews, the latter of whom call it the Temple Mount. The mosque is currently under custodianship of the Jordanian royal family. ■

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