Jordan warns of Israel’s imposing restrictions limit Christians’ access to Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs warned today, Thursday, against the Israeli occupation state imposing restrictions that limit Christians’ access to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in occupied Jerusalem, and reduce the number of those celebrating the “Light Saturday.”

The official spokesman for the Jordanian Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Sinan Majali, said: “All occupation measures aimed at restricting the right of Christians to free and unrestricted access to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, next Saturday, to practice their religious rites, are rejected and condemned.

Majali stressed that the occupying power – the existing power – must respect the historical and legal status quo in Jerusalem and its sanctities, stop all restrictive measures against the Christians of occupied Jerusalem, and refrain from any measures that would prejudice the freedom of worship in the holy places in occupied Jerusalem.

He stressed that Jordan, and based on the historical Hashemite guardianship over the Islamic and Christian holy places in Jerusalem, will continue to take all possible steps to protect the sanctities and preserve the historical and legal status of the city of Jerusalem, to be a key to peace and a symbol of tolerance and harmony.

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