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Ashura 2019


Jordanian King Vows to Protect Al-Quds Holy Sites

Jordanian King Vows to Protect Al-Quds Holy Sites
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By Staff, Agencies

Jordan's King Abdullah II vowed to keep protecting Islamic and Christian holy sites in occupied al-Quds, calling it a "red line" for his country.

Abdullah said Wednesday, during a visit to the Zarqa governorate outside Amman that he's under pressure to alter his country's historic role as custodian of the occupied al-Quds holy sites but that he wouldn't.

"I will never change my position toward Jerusalem in my life." He added that "all my people are with me."

He, however, did not specify what kind of pressure he was encountering.

A Jordanian-appointed council oversees Muslim holy sites in al-Quds. It claims exclusive authority over the Noble Sanctuary, or Temple Mount, compound and said it is not subject to ‘Israeli’ jurisdiction.

Tensions often escalate at the occupied holy site.