Jordan says Israel holy site move 'step towards calm'

Jordan is official custodian of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem

Afp July 27, 2017
Palestinian Muslim worshipers pray outside the Dome of the Rock at the al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem during the first Friday prayer of the holy month of Ramadan.PHOTO:AFP

AMMAN: Jordan, on Thursday, welcomed Israel's removal of all new security measures from Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound after nearly two weeks of sometimes deadly unrest.

"The ending of the Israeli measures at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound is an essential step towards calm," Information Minister Mohammad al-Momani said after Israel took away newly installed railings and scaffolding early on Thursday, following its removal of metal detectors earlier this week.

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Jordan is the official custodian of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem and is one of only two Arab governments to have signed a peace treaty with Israel.

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