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Jordan tasked to compile list of Israeli assaults on Jerusalem

By JT - Jan 09,2016 - Last updated at Jan 09,2016

AMMAN — Jordan was tasked by the Conference of Arab Lawyers, recently concluded in Cairo, to form an international legal committee to follow up on the Israeli assaults on Jerusalem's holy sites and Al Haram Al Sharif.

Internal law expert Faisal Khuzai, who will lead the panel, said that Jordan will document all Israeli assaults on the Old City's holy sites and will then file a lawsuit against the Israeli occupation authorities with the International Criminal Court. 

Khuzai said he presented a working paper at the conference on the Hashemite Custodianship on Jerusalem's holy sites.  

His Majesty King Abdullah recently slammed the continuous Israeli violations in Al Aqsa Mosque/Al Haram Al Sharif and attempts to change the status quo in Jerusalem. 

He said such acts hinder endeavours aimed at reviving the peace process between the Palestinians and the Israelis.


Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, the King stressed, are a red line for Jordan, noting that the Kingdom will continue shouldering its religious and historical responsibilities towards the entirety of Al Haram Al Sharif.

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