10 December 2018

Jordan’s Minister of Endowment Abdel Nasser Abul Basal has announced that his ministry is planning to hold an international conference about Al-Aqsa Mosque on 20 December, Quds Press reported.

The conference will be held under the patronage of King Abdullah II and is titled “A Call from the Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque”.

In a statement, Abul Basal said that his ministry is to hold the conference in cooperation with the parliament’s Palestine Committee.

“Al-Aqsa Mosque is being subject to daily dangerous raids and violations that provoke the feelings of the Muslims and Arabs,” Abul Basal said.

“These raids and violations have recently increased unprecedently,” he added, noting that this proves that there is a “pre-prepared plan by the [Israeli] occupation to change the historical and legal status quo” in Jerusalem.

“It is our duty to inform the whole world about the dangers facing the holy site through an international conference,” the minister said, stating that the conference will discuss the dangers Christian sites in Jerusalem are also facing.

Member of Hamas’ political bureau Izzat Al-Rishq welcomed Jordan’s decision to host an international conference on the dangers facing Al-Aqsa Mosque under the patronage of King Abdullah II.

“Jordan’s official announcement of hosting an international conference to support Al-Aqsa Mosque is a step in the right direction to stop the Judaisation programme,” he said.

Al-Rishq said King Abdullah II’s patronage of the conference is an important message that highlights the dangers facing Muslim sanctities.

More than 1000 participants are expected to attend the event which will highlight the dangers faced by both Christian and Muslim sites in occupied Jerusalem.

According to a source in the Jordanian Awqaf Ministry, Turkey is set to participate in the conference with a high-profile delegation.

SOURCE: Middle East Monitor