KING ABDULLAH OF JORDAN REFUSES TO RECEIVE NETANYAHU

Photo: PIC
Photo: PIC

Amman, 10 Muharram 1437/23 October 2015 (MINA) – Jordanian official sources revealed that King Abdullah of Jordan refused to receive Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Amman because of the failure of the latter to abide by his pledges concerning the Aqsa Mosque.

A few days ago, Hebrew sources leaked news on Netanyahu’s approval to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Amman in the presence of King Abdullah of Jordan and the American Secretary of State John Kerry, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

The sources said that King Abdullah refused to receive Netanyahu because he did not abide by his promises in the last-minute summit hosted by King Abdullah in November, 2014 and attended by Netanyahu and Kerry while boycotted by Abbas.

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The summit stressed on maintaining the current situation in the holy places in east Jerusalem and respecting the Jordanian role in maintaining and catering for the sacred sites in Jerusalem which has been violated by the Netanyahu government.

The Jordanian government underlined that it will confront any attempt to change the current situation at the Aqsa Mosque whether by temporal or spatial division of the holy site.(T/P008/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)