The Jordanian government condemned the statements of the legal advisor of the Israeli government in which he claimed that the Aqsa Mosque “is an integral part of the territory of Israel.”
Minister Samih Maaytah, the government spokesman, rejected “any Zionist attempts to impose control over the Islamic sanctities and the Aqsa Mosque and to put pressure on Jordan’s role in protecting it.”
Maaytah warned that “Such provocative remarks may lead to a religious conflict in the region, especially at this particular time, during which Jerusalem is witnessing extensive Judaizing operations in an attempt to falsify its history and religious, cultural, and humanitarian heritage.”
“The Jordanian government considers such statements as extremely serious as they are threatening to transform the conflict over the occupied territories to a religious irresolvable conflict”, added the spokesman.
He stated that his government views these statements as a blatant defiance to the Jordanian role in protecting and conserving the Islamic sanctities in Jerusalem, and holds the Israeli government fully responsible for any future breaches.