Ministry of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs
handed the Israeli Embassy in Amman a
memo to protest allowing Jewish extremists
into the Al Aqsa Mosque/Haram Al Sharif
under the protection of the Israeli police.
The Jordanian government
asked the Israeli government in the memo
to immediately put an end to such acts
of aggression and provocation and respect
the Jordanian role in caring for Islamic
holy sites in Jerusalem
Jordan’s 1994 peace
treaty with Israel recognizes Jordan’s
role as custodian of Muslim and Christian
shrines in the city, which was occupied
by Israel during the 1967 war.
The ministry said that such
acts inflame the feelings of Muslims around
the world, violate Article 9 of the peace
treaty between Jordan and Israel and are
not in line with Israeli’s legal
obligations, as the occupying power, in
accordance with international law.
The memo said that
such actions harm relations between the
two countries and undermine efforts to
reduce tension and preserve the status
quo in the Al Aqsa Mosque/ Haram Al Sharif.