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Jordan holds Israel responsible for violations against Al-Aqsa

December 30, 2016 at 8:30 pm

The Jordanian government yesterday said it held Israel, as the occupying power, fully responsible for any violation against the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Jordan’s Petra news agency reported.

State Minister for Media Affairs and government spokesman, Mohammed Al-Momani, said any attempt by Israelis to storm or enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound is illegal and an aggressive act against the Islamic holy site and the feelings of Muslims.

The minister also reaffirmed Jordan’s stance on maintaining the status quo at Al-Aqsa.

The minister was commenting on the storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque by 149 Jewish settlers yesterday.

Earlier, the Islamic Waqf in Jerusalem said in a statement that about 15,000 Israelis stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound during the current year.