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Jordanian MPs quarrel during session on Jerusalem

Representatives of non governmental organizations stage a demonstration in support of Palestinian women as a protester holds an image of al-Aqsa Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey on March 01, 2019. ( Serhat Çağdaş - Anadolu Agency )
A protester holds an image of Al-Aqsa Mosque during a demonstration against Israel's attack on Palestinians in Istanbul, Turkey on 1 March 2019 [Serhat Çağdaş/Anadolu Agency]

Discussions about the status of the holy city of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque led to quarrels among Jordanian MPs, Safa news agency reported yesterday.

The quarrel took place during an urgent session held specially to discuss the status of Jerusalem and the ongoing Israeli aggression on Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Safa said that the quarrel started when MP Mohammed Hudaib said that the Jordanian guardianship of the holy sites in occupied Palestinian territories “is dying and the deal of the century is in its final stages.”

Other MPs accusing Hudaib of questioning the seriousness of the Jordanian’s position on the holy site. Bottles of water were then thrown across the hall forcing Parliament Speaker Atef Al-Tarawneh to suspend the meeting.

READ: Jordanians rally in solidarity with Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa

Jerusalem has been witnessing continuous Israeli aggression as the occupation tightens its grip on Al-Aqsa Mosque in an effort to Judaise the Muslim holy site.

Over the weekend an Israeli court ruled that the Al-Rahma Gate area would be sealed off once again, has it had been since 2003. Palestinians re-entered the area last month and began holding prayers there.

In the weeks since, the Israeli authorities have banned scores of Palestinians – including religious officials – from entering the Al-Aqsa, which for Muslims represents the world’s third holiest site.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem, in which the Al-Aqsa is located, during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. It annexed the entire city in 1980 in a move never recognized by the international community.

Israel continue to make it difficult for Palestinians to pray at Al-Rahma Gate, one of the doorways to Al-Aqsa Mosque - Cartoon [Mohammad Sabaaneh/Middle East Monitor]

Israel continue to make it difficult for Palestinians to pray at Al-Rahma Gate, one of the doorways to Al-Aqsa Mosque – Cartoon [Mohammad Sabaaneh/Middle East Monitor]

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