Jordan slams Israel for tensions at Al-Aqsa mosque


Jordan has said Israel bears full responsibility for the “serious repercussions” of the escalated tensions at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, according to a statement by the Foreign Ministry…reports Asian Lite News

Israel’s continuous steps to change the historical and legal status quo of Al-Aqsa mosque represent a dangerous breach of the international law, undermining all efforts to maintain the cease-fire for regional peace and security, said Foreign Ministry Spokesman Haitham Abu Al-Foul on Sunday.

Condemning Israel for raiding Al-Aqsa mosque and banishing worshippers from the mosque, Al-Foul urged the international community to shoulder its responsibility and take immediate actions to pressure Israel to stop such practices, Xinhua news agency reported.

The Al-Aqsa mosque compound is a site holy to both Muslims and Jews, the latter of whom call it the Temple Mount. The mosque is currently under custodianship of the Jordanian royal family.

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Meanwhile, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri has criticised some Arab states for normalising ties with Israel, saying interactions with Israel cannot ensure these countries’ security.

History has proven that aggression and occupation will never lead to order, stability and calm, Bagheri told a meeting with Iranian Army Commanders on Sunday, according to the Foreign Ministry’s website.

He noted that because of its occupying and aggressive nature, Israel has caused insecurity and tensions, Xinhua news agency reported.

The interactions between some regional governments and Israel are “similar to taking refuge in a wolf’s lair to protect oneself from the blissful spring rain,” he said.