Amman, January 17 (QNA) - Jordan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Israeli Ambassador in Amman on Tuesday, after the Israeli occupation police blocked the entry of Jordanian ambassador to Tel Aviv to Al Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem.
The ministry's official spokesman Sinan Majali said that the Israeli ambassador was handed a strongly-worded protest letter "to be conveyed immediately to his government." The letter, he said, underscored Jordan's condemnation of all measures to interfere in the affairs of Al Aqsa Mosque, and reminded that the Jerusalem and Al Aqsa Affairs Waqf Administration, which is affiliated to Jordan's Ministry of Waqf and Religious Affairs, is the legal authority with the exclusive jurisdiction over all the affairs of the holy Al Aqsa Mosque and to manage entry to it, Jordan News Agency (Petra) reported.
The letter also emphasized that Israel, the occupying power, must live up to its obligations under the international law and the international humanitarian law towards the occupied city of Jerusalem and its holy sites, especially the holy Al Aqsa Mosque, desist from any measures that prejudice the sanctity of the holy places and end attempts to change the existing historical and legal status quo in the city, or undermine the authority of the Waqf (endowments) administration. (QNA)