The Palestinian presidency strongly condemned on Tuesday the Israeli closure of the Golden Gate (Bab al-Rahmeh) with locks and chains, warning against Israeli plans aimed at imposing the temporal and spatial division of the mosque.
Earlier on Monday, the Palestinian presidency said in a statement that it held the Israeli occupation authorities fully responsible for the complete deterioration and tension, warning it against its continued repressive and arbitrary policies which will only lead to repercussions and fuel the feelings of the Palestinian people.
The Palestinian presidency also affirmed that it is following up on the current Israeli measures inside Al-Aqsa mosque compound and is making contacts in order to pressure Israelis occupation to curb its ongoing aggression against the mosque & worshipers، and to demand the preservation of the mosque’s status quo of 1967.
Meanwhile, the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the Israeli police closure of al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem and the assaults on worshipers.
The Jordanian ministry’s official spokesman Sufian al-Qudah demanded that Israel، as the occupying power، “act in accordance with international law and immediately reopen the gates، respect the sanctity of the holy place، not hamper the entry of worshipers، withdraw security forces at the holy compound and respect the feelings of Muslims،” according to Jordan news agency، Petra.
The spokesperson slammed the Israeli measures at Al-Aqsa Mosque as “a flagrant violation of the historical and legal status quo and Israel’s obligations under the international law and the international humanitarian law، as the occupying power، and held it fully responsible for the safety of the mosque.”
He stressed that the Foreign Ministry is “following up on this dangerous development through various channels to secure the reopening of the gates and the restoration of calm to the Haram al-Sharif.”