DUBAI: Jordan’s Speaker of the Senate, Faisal Al-Fayez, condemned the “racist Israeli attacks and practices” on Palestinians living in Jerusalem in a press statement, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported on Sunday.
Fayez referred to the attacks as representing “state terrorism” which he said the international community “must firmly confront,” and hold Israel accountable for the crimes it commits against the Palestinian people and the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem.
Fayez said Jordan will continue to support Palestinians, their rights and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on Palestinian national soil, with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.
Fayez said the efforts made by Jordan under the leadership King Abdullah II to protect Jerusalem and its sanctities come in line with Jordan’s role in defending Al-Quds Al-Sharif, based on its religious and historical duty and the Hashemite guardianship of Islamic and Christian holy sites.
He called on the international community, the Security Council, United Nations bodies and international organizations, and all parliamentary institutions in the world to shoulder their responsibilities and play their humanitarian and legal role to protect the people of Jerusalem and the city.