Cairo, 13 February 2023 (TDI): The Royal Hashemite Court stated that the King of Jordan, Abdullah II participated in the Conference on Supporting Palestine’s “Resilience and Development” at the headquarters of the League of Arab States in Cairo.

King Abdullah II highlighted the necessity for Arab unity to help Palestinian brethren on their land. This summit implies that the Palestinian issue will stay at the forefront of Arab concerns.

Additionally, he stated our region could not enjoy peace, security, and prosperity, and the Palestinian struggle is stagnant because Jerusalem is Muslims’ first kiss.

The Monarch stressed that Israeli violations of the Al-Aqsa Mosque must stop to maintain peace based on the two-state solution. He warned against attempts at a temporal and spatial division that would jeopardize peace.

The King noted that attempting to change the region’s historical and legal status would threaten its security and stability. He reiterated Jordan’s support for the Palestinian brothers.

He also invited the international community to fulfill their rightful and legitimate rights, through the establishment of an independent, sovereign, and sustainable Palestinian state, on the lines of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

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The King of Jordan said thatt Jordan continues to maintain and care for Jerusalem’s Islamic and Christian holy sites. The sacred sites include the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

He stressed that Jordan preserves the Holy City’s identity and Arabism, establishes Jerusalemites’ steadfastness, and secures Muslim’s and Christians’ rights.

He said the Kingdom supports Jerusalem’s Christian community in defending and combating church violations.

The King appreciated the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States and its cadres for their efforts in planning the conference in conjunction with the Palestinian brothers.

Jordan – The Custodian of the Temple Mount (the Haram Al-Sharif)

Muslims and Jews revere the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City as a sacred location. It is home to the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The 1994 peace accord between Jordan and Israel recognized Jordan’s custodianship of the Haram Al-Sharif, which contains the Temple Mount.

The deal formed a joint Israeli-Jordanian commission to manage the site and guaranteed access for all religions. However, Israelis and Palestinians continue to dispute the Temple Mount’s legitimacy, causing regional instability.