Occupied Jerusalem, ALRAY - Holding an agreement between Jordan and Israeli occupation authorities over running Al-Aqsa mosque, measures of opening and closing it, is an implicit recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the holy sites, Al-Quds international foundation stated on Sunday.
Senior Jordanian sources reported that there is an agreement between Jordanian Foreign Ministry and its Israeli counterpart to close Al-Aqsa mosque under the pretext of protecting the worshipers from covid-19.
" holding political agreement over running Al-Aqsa mosque, measures of opening and closing it, is an unprecedent and dangerous development that never committed before, and an implicit recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Al-Aqsa mosque", the foundation commented on the revealed information.
The foundation noted that this step coincided with Israeli and US administration measures to impose Israeli sovereignty over occupied Jerusalem and the Islamic and Christian holy sites to liquidate Jerusalem issue and Palestinian cause.
"It is known that Jordanian official stance refused moving US embassy to occupied Jerusalem and its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, however such political agreement offends the Jordanian position", the foundation stated.
The foundation stressed it support to the Islamic Waqf in Jerusalem and Jordan role in Al-Aqsa Mosque, that refused any Israeli intervention of running or constructing in Al-Aqsa mosque and in other Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem.
On 22nd March, Islamic Waqf ministry closed Al-Aqsa mosque as precautionary measures of covid-19 and extended the closure during Ramadan month to be the first time that Al-Aqsa mosque closed for such a long time.
It is noteworthy that the Jerusalem Endowments Department, affiliated to the Ministry of Endowments, Holy Sites and Islamic Affairs in Jordan, is the official supervisor of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Endowments of Jerusalem, according to international law that Jordan is the last local authority to supervise these holy sites before they are occupied by "Israel".
Jordan reserved its right to supervise religious affairs in Jerusalem under the Wadi Araba Agreement (Jordan-Israel Peace Agreement signed in 1994(.
In March 2013, the Jordanian monarch and President of Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas signed an agreement that gives Jordan the right to "guardianship and defense of Jerusalem and holy sites" in the occupied Palestinian territories.