Jordan slams Israel for banning Palestinians from al-Aqsa

تم نشره في Sun 6 July / Jul 2014. 02:09 PM
  • An undated file photo of Israeli army within al-Aqsa Mosque

AMMAN (Xinhua) — Jordan on Saturday slammed Israel for preventing thousands of Palestinian worshippers from entering al- Aqsa Mosque on Friday, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.


Jordanian Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani condemned Israel, saying it's "a stark violation and provocation of the feelings of the Muslims, especially during the holy month of Ramadan".

Al-Aqsa Mosque is a holy place for Muslims in east Jerusalem, where Jordan oversees all Christian and Islamic holy sites.


Momani called on the international community to exert its utmost efforts to put an end to Israeli violations in Jerusalem. He also condemned the killing of three Palestinian teens in the West Bank and urged to bring the perpetrators to justice.