Jordan condemns Israeli police harassment of Christians in Jerusalem

Jordan on Saturday condemned Israeli police harassment of Christian worshippers in the vicinity of Church of the Holy Sepulchre in occupied Jerusalem.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ambassador Dhaifallah Al-Fayez, said that the Kingdom condemns and rejects the Israeli police obstruction of the arrival of Christians to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher to participate in Easter Eve celebrations, attacking a number of them, and placing barriers in the vicinity of the church.

Al-Fayez called on the Israeli authorities, the occupying power, to respect the historical and legal status quo in Jerusalem, not to impede the practice of religious rites, and to stop harassing Jerusalemites, including Muslim and Christians.

Al-Fayez called on the international community to shoulder its responsibility to pressure Israel to stop its ongoing violations in Jerusalem.

Source: Jordan News Agency