In protest against the closure by the Israeli occupying forces of one of the gates of al-Aqsa Mosque, Jordanian parliamentarians called for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador from Amman and the recall of the Jordanian ambassador from Tel Aviv.
The Palestinian Parliamentary Committee welcomed in a statement Jordan’s efforts to remove the locks that the Israelis had placed on the Bab al-Rahmah door of al-Aqsa Mosque.
The occupying forces closed the Bab al-Rahmah gate of al-Aqsa Mosque to the Palestinian worshippers on Sunday evening (17 February) with chains and padlocks that were broken by the Palestinians to enter the holy place.
The Palestinian Parliamentary Committee of Jordan, while strongly condemning the aggression of the occupying authorities in AlQuds, expressed its concern at the ongoing attacks by Israeli military and settlers against al-Aqsa Mosque, the faithful and the staff of the city’s holy sites.
The Jordanian Parliament gave the go-ahead at the request of the Palestinian Parliamentary Committee, which called for the expulsion of the Jordanian ambassador from Amman.
Israeli soldiers and settlers are trying to destroy the Muslim and Christian identities of the holy city of AlQuds by replacing them with symbols of Zionism.
The Israeli regime’s hegemonic actions against AlQuds and al-Aqsa Mosque come at a time when the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted a resolution in 2016 that rejected any historical, religious or cultural link between Jews and AlQuds holy sites, including Al-Aqsa Mosque, which was instead considered a sacred place for Muslims.
The city of AlQuds, home to al-Aqsa Mosque, the first Muslim qibla, is considered an integral part of Palestine and is one of the three main holy sites of Islam.