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.