United Arab Emirates summons the Israeli ambassador to protest the events in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa

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Her Excellency Reem bint Ibrahim Al-Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation, summoned Amir Hayek, Ambassador of the State of Israel to the country, and informed him of the State’s strong protest and condemnation of the events that occurred in Jerusalem and Al – Aqsa Mosque, including attacks on civilians and raids on holy sites, resulting in the injury of several civilians.

His Excellency emphasized the need to immediately stop these practices, provide full protection to the faithful and respect the Israeli authorities’ right of Palestinians to practice their religious rites, and stop any practice that violates the sanctity of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, expressing concern about the escalation of tension that threatens stability and security in the region.

His Excellency stressed the need to respect the role of the sister Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the care of sainthoods and investitures in accordance with international law and the existing historical situation, and not to prejudice the authority of the powers of the Endowment Administration of Jerusalem and the affairs of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

His Excellency stressed the need to create an appropriate environment that would allow a return to serious negotiations leading to the achievement of a just and comprehensive peace, and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital in accordance with the international legitimacy. resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.

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For its part, the US State Department said in a statement yesterday: “Secretary Anthony Blinken discussed the latest incidents of violence in Israel and the West Bank with his Jordanian counterpart, stressing the need to preserve the status quo in holy places of Jerusalem. Ministry spokesman Ned Price said in a statement: “Blinken emphasized the importance of preserving the historic status quo in Jerusalem and his appreciation for the special role of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan as guardian of the Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem.” .

He added: “Blinken also discussed with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi on Monday the importance of Israelis and Palestinians working to end the violence and refrain from escalating measures.”

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