Jordan’s Foreign Ministry summoned on Monday the Israeli ambassador in Amman, Daniel Nevo, to officially communicate the government’s protest against Israeli violations of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, Jordanian media has reported.
The reported Israeli violations include: infringing upon the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque; arresting Palestinians; committing acts of aggression against worshipers, religious students and the Awqaf employees that are in charge of the Mosque; and imposing restrictions on Muslim worshipers while protecting extremist Jews illegally touring inside the Mosque.
As per an agreement with the Palestinian Authority, Jordan maintains guardianship over the holy sites in occupied Jerusalem.
Nevo was informed to pass this message immediately to the Israeli government, which was described by the Jordanian side as a “de facto occupation authority” responsible for the safety and security of Al-Aqsa Mosque, worshipers, Awqaf employees and religious students.
The ministry described the Israeli offences as “grave violations” of international and humanitarian law, as well as a threat to the peace agreement between Jordan and Israel. It warned that these practices severely harm relations between the two countries.
The Israeli ambassador said he would pass the message to the Israeli government that same day.
It is worth mentioning that Israeli occupation forces have attacked Al-Aqsa Mosque several times during the last week and again over the weekend, attempting to arrest Palestinians staying inside the Mosque in order to protect it from the provocative actions of extremist Jews.
Many Palestinian worshipers were either wounded or arrested inside the Mosque while extremist Jewish settlers, including Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Knesset Moshe Feiglin, were freely carrying out their tours in the presence of occupation forces, despite being legally barred from the site.