Jordan examines ‘Israeli violations’

Local media reports Arab nations authorized Jordanians to investigate 'violations' to file claim with the Criminal Court in The Hague.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Temple Mount (file)
Temple Mount (file)
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Will Jordan lead Israel to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague over claims of "violations" on the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism where the Jordanian waqf has banned Jewish prayer despite Israeli laws of freedom of worship?

Jordanian Kingdom media have reported that in talks held between senior representatives from various Arab countries it was decided to establish a legal committee of Arabs to investigate "Israel's violations" on the Temple Mount area.

Jordan accepted the chairmanship of the committee, given that its Waqf remains in de facto control of the Mount even though Israel liberated the holy site in the 1967 Six Day War.

The committee will be headed by Faisal Hijazi, a Jordanian expert on international law. Hijazi has already warned that "the Commission will examine and will document all violations made by Israel in order to start criminal proceedings in The Hague."

Hijazi also claims that the world is united around the need to evaluate what he called "repeatedly conducted violations by Israel on all agreements and breaking the status quo."

Israel and Jordan reached agreements a few months ago regarding the state of the Temple Mount, and it was made clear that the discriminatory status quo banning Jewish prayer has not been changed.

Jordanians have received most of their demands and so far it is unclear whether this committee is designed to calm the turbulent winds around the subject among extreme Muslims - or whether Jordan indeed intends to launch an assault on Israel at the ICC as it says it does.