Jordanian envoy to Israel to return to Tel Aviv

Last November, Amman recalled its ambassador toIsrael to protest against Israel's treatment of Muslim worshippers.

Jordanian envoy to Israel to return to Tel Aviv
World Bulletin / News Desk
 
Jordanian Information Minister and government spokesman Mohamed al-Momani announced Monday that his country's ambassador toIsrael Walid Obeidat would soon be returning Tel Aviv.

The Jordanian government has noted a "positive development" in Israel's stance vis-à-vis East Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque, as the number of worshippers into the iconic house of worship has reached 65,000 on Fridays, al-Momani told the press on Monday.

Jordan's call for respecting the status quo in the holy mosque has reached the whole world, and Israel in particular, al-Momani said.

Last November, Amman recalled its ambassador toIsrael to protest the latter's recent practices against Muslim worshippers in the Jordan-administered Al-Aqsa Mosque complex.

The move came after a group of extremist Jewish settlers had forced their way into the mosque compound after Israeli forces clashed with Muslim worshippers.

Eyewitnesses said then that Israeli police had attacked worshippers and religious students outside the mosque complex, located in Jerusalem's Old City.

At the time, Jordan had said that Israeli practices in Jerusalem were undermining its 1994 peace treaty with the self-proclaimed Jewish state, which had reaffirmed Jordanian oversight of Jerusalem's holy sites.

For Muslims, Al-Aqsa represents the world's third holiest site. Jews, for their part, refer to the area as the "Temple Mount," claiming it was the site of two Jewish temples in ancient times.

 

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