Israel considers handing over management of Al-Aqsa Mosque to Saudi Arabia

Israel considers handing over management of Al-Aqsa Mosque to Saudi Arabia
Israel considers handing over management of Al-Aqsa Mosque to Saudi Arabia

Israel considers handing over management of Al-Aqsa Mosque to Saudi Arabia

Abu Dhabi: During the two-day visit of Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lipid to the United Arab Emirates, there was talk of handing over Saudi Arabia the management of Al-Aqsa Mosque to the Saudi Arabia government.

According to Arab media, King Abdullah II of Jordan is currently the custodian of Al-Aqsa Mosque.  Which will also include Saudi Arabia. Arab media sources have claimed that Israel has agreed to form an executive council to manage the Al-Aqsa Mosque.  Under which the management of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is now being considered along with the Jordanian government as well as the Saudi government. Sources also said that the Al-Aqsa Mosque would remain in the hands of King Abdullah II of Jordan. 

However, it is not clear which countries other than Saudi Arabia will be part of the governing council. It should be noted that after a week-long war in the 1960s, it also occupied the West Bank.

  After which a ceasefire agreement was reached between Israel and Jordan.  Under the agreement, Jordan was made the custodian of the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the condition that it not resist in the disputed area.

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