Jordan’s King, Abbas discuss Israeli escalation in Al-Aqsa Mosque


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Jordan’s King Abdullah II discussed with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, on Monday, the latest developments in the Palestinian cause and the Israeli escalation at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

This came during a telephone conversation between them, according to a statement by the Jordanian royal court and the official Palestinian news agency “Wafa”.

The royal court statement said that the talks between the two sides touched on “the Israeli escalation in Al-Quds Al-Sharif.”

The Palestinian Agency stated that the phone call witnessed “a review of the latest developments on the Palestinian arena, and the daily incursions into Al-Aqsa Mosque by settlers under the protection of the Israeli police.”

The two sides also agreed to “continue joint consultation and coordination in the international arena, and to make contacts with the concerned parties to stop the Israeli attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque and worshipers, and to stop the killing and abuse of the Palestinians,” according to the same source.

On the same level, the Jordanian House of Representatives (the first chamber of parliament) submitted a memorandum signed by 87 deputies (out of a total of 130) to the government of his country calling for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador (Amir Waysbord) from the kingdom; In protest against the attacks on Al-Quds Al-Sharif, according to the official agency.

Earlier on Monday, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi announced that the charge d’affaires of the Israeli embassy in the kingdom would be summoned; To protest “sternly” what is happening at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Since Friday, tension has prevailed in the city of Jerusalem and the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, in light of calls by Israeli settlers and Jewish “temple groups” to storm Al-Aqsa, coinciding with the Jewish Passover holiday.

The West Bank has also witnessed tension between Palestinian demonstrators and the Israeli army since the beginning of this April, which has resulted in the killing of 18 Palestinians, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

In March 2013, the Jordanian monarch signed an agreement with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, granting the kingdom the right to “guardianship and defense of Jerusalem and the holy sites” in Palestine.

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