Jordan's Foreign Minister: Remove the metal detectors

Jordan's Foreign Minister demands that Israel remove the metal detectors on the Temple Mount and “respect the status quo”.

Elad Benari,

Ayman Safadi
Ayman Safadi
Reuters

Jordan's Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi, on Sunday night demanded that Israel remove the metal detectors it placed on the Temple Mount and “respect the status quo”.

His comments came after Safadi spoke with his counterparts in Norway, Germany, France and Sweden.

“Briefed #Norway FM @borgebrende on #Jordan efforts to protect, restore calm #Aqsa. Detectors must be removed, historic status quo respected,” tweeted Safadi.

“Spoke with #German FM @sigmargabriel, #French FM #Le Drian, Swedish FM @margotwallstrom on need 2end #Aqsa crisis. Removing detectors is key,” he wrote in a second tweet.

Jordan has been one of the vocal critics of Israel's decision to place magnetometers at the entrance to the Temple Mount in response to the recent terror attack at the compound, in which two Druze police officers were murdered.

The Jordanian Waqf, which was left with de facto control of the complex following the 1967 Six Day War, also blasted the measures, as well as Israel's placement of sophisticated surveillance cameras at the Lion’s Gate of the Old City on Sunday.




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