Hundreds of people demonstrated in Jordan’s northern Irbid province to express solidarity with Palestine amid continued Israeli violations against Jerusalem’s iconic Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Similar marches and demonstrations were also reported in other Jordanian provinces on Friday. The protesters chanted, that with our souls and blood, we are ready to sacrifice ourselves for Al-Aqsa.
The people of Jordan and Palestine share one book [the Quran] and one faith.
Tension has mounted in occupied East Jerusalem since last month, when Israeli police briefly sealed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound’s Al-Rahma Gate, triggering angry demonstrations by local Palestinians.
In the weeks since, the Israeli authorities have banned scores of Palestinians including religious officials from entering the mosque complex, which for Muslims represents the world’s third holiest site. after Mecca and Medina.
Israel occupied East Jerusalem, in which the Al-Aqsa is located, during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. It annexed the entire city in 1980 in a move never recognized by the international community.
AA. com / ABC Flash Point Religious News 2019.