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Jordan: the Entire Area of the Temple Mount Belongs Only to Muslims

The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday, April 9, published a statement condemning the visits by Jews to the Temple Mount during Passover, calling them "the frequent invasions of Al-Aqsa Mosque" which are carried out "under heavy security by the Israeli occupation police in a manner that constitutes a violation of the historical and legal situation existing at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and a violation of the sanctity of the holy places".

Sinan al-Majali, a spokesperson for the Jordanian Foreign Ministry, said that the entire area of Al-Aqsa Mosque, which includes 144 dunams (meaning the entire area of the Temple Mount) is a place of worship exclusively for Muslims, and that the Jordanian Department of Endowments is the only entity that is authorized to manage the affairs of Al-Aqsa Mosque and regulate the visit to the place.

Muslim clerics claim that the entire area of Al-Aqsa Mosque also includes the Western Wall and belongs exclusively to Muslims. They also completely deny the fact of the past existence of the Holy Temple on the Temple Mount.

Al-Majali also blamed the Israeli government for the escalation in Jerusalem and "in all the occupied Palestinian territories and for the deterioration that will get worse if Israel does not stop invading Al-Aqsa and the heavy hand on the worshipers on these blessed days."

Sinan Al-Majali said that Israel, being an “occupying country”, must comply with its obligations according to international law. (INN / VFI News)

“The righteous will never be uprooted, but the wicked will not remain in the land.” - Proverbs 10:30