Jordan slams Israel for allowing violations against Al-Aqsa Mosque

Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-25 03:31:08|Editor: yan
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AMMAN, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Jordan slammed Israeli authorities on Wednesday for allowing a group of Israeli settlers to break into Al-Aqsa Mosque, state-run Petra news agency reported.

Mohammad Momani, Jordan's Minister of State for Media Affairs, said his country holds Israel responsible for the violation.

"Storming the yards of Al-Aqsa Mosque is a stark violation of holiness of the site and harms the feelings of the Muslims across the world," said Momani.

Israeli authorities did not take any action to stop provocative attempts by settlers, he added.

The minister warned against the consequences of such practices and Israel's ignorance of international laws and the peace deal signed between Jordan and Israel.

Momani stressed Jordan's consistent rejection of any change in the historic status of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque which is a special holy site for Muslims.

Jordan maintains all its legal and diplomatic options to preserve Al-Aqsa Mosque, and will continue its historic role in defending the holy Islamic and Christian sites in Jerusalem, he noted.