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Oman's foreign minister concludes his visit to Palestine by praying at Al-Aqsa and visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Occupied Jerusalem (UNA) – The Deputy Governor of Jerusalem, Abdullah Siam, briefed today, Thursday, Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi, who is on a visit to Palestine, about the conditions of Jerusalem and the difficult conditions it suffers from as a result of the violations and racist practices of the Israeli occupation. Siam received the Omani minister and the accompanying delegation at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, accompanied by Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib, Director General of the Jerusalem Endowments, Dr. Ibrahim Nasser Al-Din, Assistant Director-General, Sheikh Omar Al-Kiswani, Director of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Ghaleb Nasser Al-Din, Director of Endowment Properties, and Dr. Ayyash Ayyash, Head of the Accounting Department. And Awad al-Salaymeh, responsible for the file of sanctities and prisoners in the Fatah movement in Jerusalem, who accompanied Minister Bin Alawi and the accompanying delegation on a tour of the mosque’s corridors and performing prayers in it. Siam presented the guest minister with the image of the conditions in the city of Jerusalem and the suffering of its people as a result of Israeli practices and repeated violations of the sanctities of the holy places, the extremist settlers’ incursions into the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, the expansion of settlements, and work to change the features of the holy city, in an open attempt to falsify history, reverse facts and create facts A new one that aims to block the path to the establishment of an independent and interdependent Palestinian state, and to sever the city of Jerusalem from its Palestinian, Arab, Islamic and international surroundings. In turn, the Director General of the Islamic Endowments Department, Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib, valued the Hashemite patronage of Islamic and Christian holy sites in the city of Jerusalem, indicating the clear, firm and consistent Jordanian position and the Arab-Islamic vision of Israeli practices against the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. Al-Khatib reviewed the work of the department affiliated to the Jordanian Ministry of Awqaf, Islamic Affairs and Holy Sites, referring to the reconstruction projects that are being implemented in Al-Aqsa Mosque, the interest of the Jordanian monarch, King Abdullah II, in the first qiblah for Muslims, and the relentless attempts he is making to prevent settlers from storming his courtyards, and rejecting all the practices they carry out. And provide what is necessary for maintenance work. Sheikh Al-Khatib gave a detailed explanation of the history of Al-Aqsa Mosque, its importance and its position among Muslims around the world, expressing his hope that the visits of Arab and Islamic peoples to Al-Aqsa Mosque will be enhanced to confirm its Islam and support the steadfastness of the Palestinian people in Jerusalem, which is a message to the Israelis that the Palestinians are not alone, but that the peoples stand behind them. Arabic and Islamic. In turn, the Omani Foreign Minister expressed his happiness at visiting Palestine and performing prayers at the first two qiblahs and the third of the Two Holy Mosques, stressing the Sultanate of Oman's firm and firm support for the struggle of the Palestinian people, their right to self-determination, and the need to establish their independent state, in implementation of the decisions of international legitimacy, because of what that includes. importance in putting an end to violence in the region. The Foreign Minister referred to the status of Jerusalem and the position of its people in the Arab world throughout history, and appreciated all the efforts being made to defend and preserve the sanctity of this place. The deputy governor accompanied the Omani minister and the accompanying delegation on a tour of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where they were received by the Secretary of the Key to the Church, Adeeb Joudeh, the advisor of the Custody of the Holy Land of the Franciscans, Father Ibrahim Faltas, and the head of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher of the Greek Orthodox, Bishop Isidoros, and the priest Eftimius of the sect. The Greek Orthodox, and a group of church priests, where he listened to a full explanation about the church and the Israeli obstacles facing the pilgrims arriving to it. (End) pg

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