Tuesday, December 18, 2018

No Protection for Jewish Holy Sites?

For the record

King Abdullah II on Tuesday...affirmed that Jordan stands with all its potentials and capabilities to achieve their legitimate and just rights. He will continue his efforts to work with the actors and the international community to create political horizons that serve Palestinian interests and the right of the Palestinian people. 

During the meeting, they stressed the importance of maintaining coordination and consultation between the two sides on the latest developments related to the Palestinian issue and Jerusalem. His Majesty stressed the importance of preserving the status quo in Jerusalem as the key to achieving peace in the region, stressing that Jordan continues to play its historical and religious role in protecting the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, based on the Hashemite tutelage on these holy sites.

Jordan was negligent in the extreme during 1948-1967 as regards protecting and preserving Jewish holy sites (including the Mount of Olives cemetery, synagogues, etc.) it illegally occupied and violated terms of the Armistice Agreement about access to the Western Wall (see Article VIII, 2).

Jordan cannot be trusted.