Jordan demands Israel to stop its excavations in Al-Buraq Square

Jordan called on the Israeli authorities to immediately stop the excavation work in Al-Buraq Square, adjacent to the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Foreign Ministry spokesman, Daifallah al-Fayez, said in a statement that the Israeli authorities should immediately stop the ongoing works in Al-Buraq Square and abide by their obligations as the occupying power in Jerusalem.

He called on Israel to abide by international law and to stop compromising the identity of the Old City in Jerusalem or changing its character.

In addition, al-Fayez stressed on Jordan's rejection of all unilateral Israeli measures in Jerusalem and the vicinity of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

"The Jordanian Jerusalem Islamic Waqf and the affairs of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque has exclusive jurisdiction in managing all the affairs of Al-Aqsa Mosque in its entirety," he added.

All maintenance and restoration work in the mosque and its surroundings are within the exclusive powers of the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf.

Jerusalem Islamic Waqf, on Sunday, warned of the Israeli authorities continuing projects of judaizing Al-Buraq Square, noting that it is following with great concern the ongoing excavation work in it and near the Mughrabi Gate, the western wall of Al-Aqsa.

Source : Safa