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The European Union visits Al-Aqsa Mosque

Representatives and consuls from the European Union countries visited Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem.

This is scheduled to meet with the European delegation, headed by the representative of the European Union in the Palestinian territories, Sven Burgsdorf, officials in the Islamic Endowments Department.

Shadi Othman, spokesman for the European Union in the Palestinian Territories, said that the visit aims to confirm the position of the European Union on the necessity of preserving the legal and historical status quo in Al-Aqsa Mosque and respecting the Jordanian guardianship over Islamic endowments and sanctities in the city of Jerusalem.

He added that the visit also aims to “avoid any actions that would escalate the situation in Jerusalem and the rest of the Palestinian territories.”

Yesterday, Tuesday, Israeli police forces intercepted the path of Ghassan Al-Majali, the Jordanian ambassador to Tel Aviv, and prevented him from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque.

In response, the official spokesman for the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the Israeli ambassador was informed of a strongly worded letter of protest to be conveyed immediately to his government.

About 3 hours after the Jordanian ambassador, Majali, was prevented from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque, he toured the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque and prayed in the mosque.

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