Jordan denounces Israel over Dome of the Rock repairs

AMMAN, PALESTINOW.COM — Jordan on Monday condemned Israel’s stopping renovation works at the Dome of the Rock mosque at Al-Aqsa compound in East Jerusalem.

On Sunday, Israeli police moved into the complex and prevented workers from the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf from carrying out renovation works at the mosque.

In a statement, the Jordanian Foreign Ministry rejected the Israeli action, saying the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf “is the sole authority responsible for taking care and overseeing the compound”.

The Waqf is a Jordanian-run organization responsible for overseeing Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem, where 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.

(Source / 26.01.2021)

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