Jordan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has strongly denounced Israel’s digging and construction works at the Aqsa Mosque’s western wall in Occupied Jerusalem.
In a statement, spokesman for the ministry Dhaifullah al-Fayez said that that western wall is an integral part of the Aqsa Mosque and that the Jerusalem Awqaf and Aqsa Affairs Department has exclusive jurisdiction, under international law, over all affairs related to the Aqsa Mosque.
Spokesman Fayez pointed out that all maintenance and restoration works at the Aqsa Mosque, including its walls, are within the exclusive powers of the Jerusalem Awqaf.
He stressed that Israel, as an occupying power, must respect its obligations in this regard and halt all digging activities on the site immediately.
He said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent an official protest letter in this regard to the Israeli occupation authority.