'Israel' has no sovereignty over Al-Aqsa: Jordan
Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi rejects any Israeli actions that aim to change the historical and legal situation of the sanctities in occupied Al-Quds.
The Israeli occupation does not have any sovereignty over Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said on Tuesday, stressing that occupied Al-Quds is occupied Palestinian land.
"There is no Israeli sovereignty over the holy sites, Al-Quds is occupied Palestinian land, and Israel, as an occupying power, does not have any sovereignty over Al-Aqsa Mosque," Safadi said in an interview broadcast late Tuesday.
"The current situation cannot go on in the absence of any real political solution on the horizon that could achieve a just and comprehensive peace," he said, stressing that the status quo, in the absence of any hope for a solution, was "very dangerous". "The actions Israel is taking on the ground undermine the two-state solution and any real opportunity for peace.
"Occupied Al-Quds is the capital of the Palestinian state," Safadi underscored, warning that any attempt at trying to change the historical and legal status of the Islamic and Christian sanctities was like "playing with fire", as it would drive the region toward more tensions and crises.
He also revealed that Jordanian King Abdullah II had been leading extensive efforts since before the holy month of Ramadan to ensure that the Israeli occupation does not take any provocative steps that drive up tensions past the breaking point.
Safadi had earlier condemned the Israeli aggression in Al-Aqsa Mosque and its vicinity in occupied Al-Quds and announced the summoning of the Israeli charge d'affaires in Amman to inform him of the Kingdom's condemnation.
76 Jordanian MPs in April called for severing ties with the Israeli occupation and suspending all bilateral agreements between Amman and "Tel Aviv".