Israeli Knesset cancels session on Al-Aqsa oversight

The Knesset was due to hold a special session on Tuesday to discuss a proposal to impose Israeli oversight of holy sites in Al-Quds.

Israeli Knesset cancels session on Al-Aqsa oversight

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Israeli Knesset (parliament) has cancelled a planned session to discuss a proposal for imposing Israeli oversight of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Al-Quds (occupied East Jerusalem).

The session was cancelled over the dissatisfaction of the Jordanian government and international bodies with the move, Israeli Radio reported.

The Knesset was due to hold a special session on Tuesday to discuss a proposal by Knesset member Moshe Feiglin to impose Israeli oversight of holy sites in Al-Quds.

Since the 1950s, Jordan has administered and overseen all Muslim and Christian religious sites in Jerusalem's Old City.

A 1994 peace treaty between Jordan and Israel recognizes Jordan's special supervisory role over holy sites in the historical city.

Angered Jordanian lawmakers on Sunday asked their government to expel the Israeli ambassador and revoke the 1994 peace agreement in protest.

Al-Quds was captured by Israel during the 1967 Middle East war. In 1980, Tel Aviv annexed the city in a move that was never recognized by the international community.

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