Jordan holds Israel responsible for safety of Al-Quds, Al-Aqsa Mosque

AMMAN, Jordan urged Israel Saturday to stop its unilateral measures in East Jerusalem including plans to build so-called Beit Haliba museum in the vicinity of Al-Buraq Wall.

Jordan is closely following the Israeli unilateral actions around Al-Aqsa Mosque including the building of so-called Beit Haliba in vicinity of Al-Buraq Wall, foreign ministry spokesman Sufyan Al-Qadha said in a statement.

The Jordanian foreign ministry has been coordinating with the Palestinians to have the UN cultural agency, UNESCO, condemns Israel’s illegal projects and excavation around Al-Aqsa Mosque, he said.

Israel, the occupying power, should abide by the international law which considers East Jerusalem an occupied territory since 1967, he said.

Al-Qadha held Israel fully responsible for the ramifications of these provocative acts as well as of safety of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee endorsed a request by the Arab group last July, which considered any changes to the heritage of Al-Quds illegal.

Jordan is the guardian of the Islamic and Christian sites in Al-Quds in line with an agreement with Israel in 1994 and an accord with the Palestinians in 2013.

Source: Kuwait News Agency