AMMAN, Oct 4 (KUNA) -- Jerusalem is a "red line" to Jordan, Foreign
Minister Nasser Judeh said here on Sunday.
"UNSC permanent members are urged to act immediately and shoulder their
responsibilities, so as to halt Israeli unending violations," Judeh told
reporters, adding that Israel must be pressured in order to actually commit to
achieving peace and re-launching negotiations.
"Dangerous violations, such as allowing Jewish extremists to barge into
courts of Al-Aqsa Mosque, as well as continuing excavations in Muslim holy
places, destroying houses and displacing the Arab population in a bid to
alter the demographic landscape in East Jerusalem are all condemned and
rejected," Judeh stressed.
Earlier today, Judeh, in a meeting with EU Middle East representative Marc
Otte, warned against the Israeli escalation and violations in occupied East
Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa mosque.
In a related development, the Jordanian foreign ministry summoned the
Israeli ambassador in Amman and handed him an objection note over unremitting
violations on Muslim and Christian holy places in East Jerusalem.
"All Israeli procedures are illegal, as they signify a breach to Israel's
commitments in its capacity as an occupying force in the West Bank," a
ministry statement said.
Such procedures, the statement carried on to say, represented a major
obstacle before efforts to launch serious negotiations that would result in
achieving the two-state solution, and eventually, inclusive peace. (end)
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