Jordan summons Israel envoy over Jerusalem ‘violations’

Members of the Israeli security forces walk past the al-Aqsa compound in the Old City of Jerusalem. (File photo: AFP)

Jordan summoned Israel’s ambassador on Sunday in protest over “violations” at Jerusalem’s flashpoint al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the foreign ministry said.

It summoned envoy Amir Weissbrod to voice its “condemnation and rejection of Israeli violations” at the highly sensitive site, where Israeli security forces clashed with Palestinian worshippers last week.

Jordan, the only Arab country apart from Egypt to have a peace agreement with Israel, supervises Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem.

Al-Aqsa mosque is located in east Jerusalem, occupied by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed in a move never recognized by the international community.

Israel sees the entire city as its capital, while the Palestinians view the eastern sector - where key holy sites for Christians, Muslims and Jews are located - as the capital of their future state.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56