Abbas, Abdullah sign agreement on J'lem holy sites

Jordan's Abdullah, PA leader sign agreement on "defense of Jerusalem and holy sites," Palestinian news agency reports.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 31, 2013 19:43
Abdullah, Abbas walk in West Bank, Dec. 6, 2012

Abdullah, Abbas walk in West Bank 370. (photo credit: REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with Jordanian King Abdullah in Amman on Sunday, signing an agreement on "the defense of Jerusalem and the holy sites," official Palestinian News agency Wafa reported.

PA Minister of Waqf and Religious Affairs Mahmoud Habash was quoted by Wafa as saying the agreement coordinates PA and Jordanian cooperation on the administering of the Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount as well as all  other Muslim and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem.

He added that the agreement confirmed Jordan's historic role in caring for the religious sanctuaries. It also confirmed Palestian sovereignty over all of Palestine, including east Jerusalem as its capital, the minister said.


Earlier Sunday, Abbas's spokesman Nabil Abu Rdeina condemned a visit to the Temple Mount by "Jewish extremists" Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

LGBT flag on Jerusalem's King George Street, July 31, 2018
April 23, 2019
Anti-gay Kuwaiti academic claims suppository “cure” for homosexuality

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL