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Islamic Action Front calls for Arab summit to address threats to Al Aqsa Mosque

February 17, 2014 at 11:19 pm

Jordan’s Islamic Action Front has expressed its concern about Israel’s violations of international laws, resolutions and conventions, not least its violations against the sanctity of Al Aqsa Mosque and other religious sites.

In a message to King Abdullah, the Front called for an emergency Arab summit to look into the best ways to deter Israel from its aggressive approach. The party urged the King to call for a UN Security Council meeting to discuss the issue, which threatens international peace and security. It also suggested a serious reassessment of Jordan’s agreements signed with Israel, given that the kingdom has internationally-recognised responsibility for religious sites in Jerusalem.

The Front pointed out that Israel is digging tunnels under the Noble Sanctuary of Al-Aqsa and is trying to change the courtyards of the sanctuary into public parks administered by the Jerusalem municipality. The storming of the mosque by illegal Jewish settlers while Israeli security forces prevent Muslim worshippers from attending prayers in the mosque are also causes of serious concern. It was noted that the Israelis are intending to divide Al-Aqsa Mosque in the same way that they have split the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, to allow Jews to have access for religious services. Other issues for King Abdullah to consider include the Separation Wall, house demolitions and taxes imposed on Palestinians in Jerusalem which they cannot afford.