Friday, June 22, 2018

Miffed by a Mufti

From this Arabic-language item, via Google Translate

The Jerusalem International Foundation on Thursday denounced the expulsion by Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib, the director-general of the Jerusalem Waqf, of the guardians of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, asking whether Jordan's position had changed.

This came in a statement by the International Foundation, in response to the expulsion by Khatib of a number of guards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the western stairway to the Dome of the Rock, today.

She said: "We look suspiciously to the participation of Khatib in the scheme of emptying the maximum of his guards, which leads to leaving the mosque a hotbed of settler raids."

The Foundation expressed its fear that the step of the Director of Awqaf of Jordan "the beginning of the decline of the Jordanian official position in front of pressure to pass the so-called deal century."...In March 2013, King Abdullah of Jordan and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signed an agreement giving Jordan the right to "guardianship and defense of Jerusalem and holy sites" in Palestine, including the occupied city of Jerusalem.
The background is here:

The Islamic Waqf and Al Aqsa Mosque Department warned of the blatant attacks by a group of ultra-Jewish extremists against the guards of Al-Aqsa Mosque while performing their duties in the mosque's yards.
It also warned against the adoption of some media, the circulation of "videos" and the narratives of Jewish extremists and their publications on the means of social communication (especially the video that was published on the site of one of the ultra-Jewish extremists),

and some media carried out by the Director General of the Jerusalem Endowments Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib to keep the female guards safe and not to allow the police and extremists to harass them and arrest them.

The Islamic Endowments Department said in a statement on Thursday that it is keen to preserve the safety of the staff and employees of the department, especially the guardians of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, saying that the publication of this video in light of the difficult circumstances facing the Al-Aqsa Mosque comes in the context of distorting facts, Islamic Awqaf and its employees and employees who are keen to preserve the Islamic identity of the Holy Mosque and the dignity of its employees

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