Jordan Warns Israel On Settler Provocation At Al-Aqsa

Amman, 19 Rajab 1437/27 April 2016 (MINA) – The Jordanian government has called out Israel to halt all entry of Jewish visitors to the Al-Aqsa compound on Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa Mosque, hoping to stop tensions from escalating.

The Government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani said such visits were a flagrant breach of international law and understandings reached between the various sides. Jordan on Sunday warned of serious consequences to Israeli settlers and police storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram al-Sharif today, World Bulletin quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

State Minister for Media Affairs, Muhammad Al-Momani, said in a statement to the Jordan News Agency (Petra) that the Israeli violations against worshipers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque/ Al-Haram al-Sharif are a violation of international laws and conventions, warning that such practices would lead to dangerous consequences.

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The minister, who is also Government Spokesman, demanded Israeli occupation authorities to immediately stop all provocation and  deny entry to settlers and Israeli forces into the yards of the holy shrine and allow Palestinian worshipers to enter the mosque.

A number of Israeli Jewish settlers were seen carrying goats while entering into Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to slaughter them inside it as part of their mythical religious rituals.(T/p008/R04)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)