Rabat / TEH: The Kings of Morocco and Jordan considered that the storming of the holy sites in Jerusalem “increases feelings of hatred, extremism and extremism, and destroys the chances of reviving the peace process in the region.”
This came according to a statement by the Moroccan Royal Court, published by the official Moroccan Agency, after Moroccan King Mohammed VI made a phone call with King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein of Jordan.
The call included, according to the statement, “developments and events in Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in light of what it witnessed of incursions into holy places and attacks on worshipers.”
The statement continued, explaining that “the phone talks come from the premise of King Mohammed VI’s presidency of the Al-Quds Committee (affiliated with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation), and King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein’s assumption of the Hashemite guardianship over the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Al-Quds Al-Sharif.”
The statement pointed out that “this call was an occasion to reassure the Moroccan monarch about the health of his Jordanian counterpart, after the successful surgery he underwent recently.”
For days, tension has prevailed in Jerusalem and the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, in light of daily incursions and calls by Israeli settlers and Jewish “temple groups” to continue storming the mosque, coinciding with the Jewish Passover.
The occupied West Bank has also witnessed tension between Palestinian demonstrators and the Israeli army, since the beginning of this April, which has resulted in the killing of 18 Palestinians, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.