House Palestine panel denounces Netanyahu’s visit to Hebron

Amman, Head of the Lower House Palestine Committee, MP Yahia Saud, blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Hebron, describing it “as a provocation to the feelings of the Palestinians” as it included the Ibrahimi Mosque and many holy sites.

During the panel’s meeting with Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Abdul Nasser Abu Al-Basal on Thursday, Saud affirmed the “utter” rejection of all Israeli incursions and practices against the people of Hebron.

To forge a clear position, the committee decided to invite all dignitaries and heads of the Hebron charitable societies in Jordan to discuss this incident and to serve the Palestinian cause and the city’s residents.

Discussing future steps, the lawmaker stressed the need to intensify efforts to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque, strengthen the role of the Jerusalem endowment bodies, underlining efforts made in favor of Jerusalemites, who set the finest examples in confronting the occupation forces.

In turn, the minister said the “historical” Hashemite custodianship over the holy sites is “unwavering,” adding the ministry asked schools and universities to highlight Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jordan’s role in preserving them, and the importance of the Hashemite trusteeship.

Source: Jordan News Agency