Jordan Condemns Storming of Al Aqsa Mosque

Jordan Condemns Storming of Al Aqsa Mosque
(Tuesday, September 15, 2015) 14:33

Jordan condemned on Sunday the Israeli raid on Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, and voiced its rejection of such acts.

State Minister for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani warned of the continuous Israeli attempts to change reality in the holy shrine in violation of international laws, Petra reported.


Momani, who is also the government's spokesperson, called on the Israeli regime to end its provocative acts as well as violations against holy sites in the occupied city.


He said Jordan will continue to confront all Israeli measures against the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem and exert all in its power to maintain Islamic shrines.


The minister demanded commitment to the outcome of the November 2014 meeting between King Abdullah, US Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, when it was agreed to keep the situation without change in East Jerusalem’s sacred places.


"The continuation of the Israeli violations against Al Aqsa Mosque by Israeli forces and Jewish extremists would inflame conflict and extremism and close the door for possible political settlement," the minister added.


Clashes erupted on Sunday after a number of Israeli soldiers entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. The Israeli forces closed the mosque's compound to worshippers following the clashes that coincided with the start of the Jewish New Year.

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