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Abbas and King Abdullah agree to set up Al-Aqsa committee

Palestinians gather to celebrate as they enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque following the removal of Israel's restrictions on 28 July 2017 [Enes Canlı/Anadolu Agency]

Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan's King Abdullah agreed on Monday to establish a follow-up committee regarding Israeli violations at Al-Aqsa Mosque, Quds Net has reported. The Palestinian Authority President met with the Jordanian monarch in Ramallah.

According to PA Foreign Minister Riyadh Al-Maliki, Abbas and King Abdullah agreed to form a "joint crisis committee" to evaluate the past and expected Israeli violations in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque. The meeting between the two was "important," he added, as Israel attempts to change the status quo at the Noble Sanctuary.

Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu-Rudieneh said that the meeting was part of the cooperation between the PA and Jordan to discuss the challenges facing both. The King, he explained, reiterated Jordan's support for the Palestinian people and their leadership represented by Abbas. He also pointed out that Abbas thanked King Abdullah for his interest in the Palestinian cause.

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Palestinians pray outside the Al-Aqsa compound in protest to the security measures placed on the holy site in Jerusalem on July 26, 2017 [Mahmoud İbrahem/Anadolu Agency]

Palestinians pray outside the Al-Aqsa compound in protest to the security measures placed on the holy site in Jerusalem on July 26, 2017 [Mahmoud İbrahem/Anadolu Agency]

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