Petra| Dec 17, 2013
Jordan on Tuesday denounced the Israeli occupation authorities' installation of surveillance cameras inside Al Aqsa Mosque with the aim of monitoring awqaf officials and worshippers. Government Spokesperson Mohammad Momani stressed the Kingdom's rejection of the presence of an Israeli police unit inside Al Aqsa Mosque, calling on the Israeli authorities to remove all forms of military presence inside Al Aqsa Mosque complex — known to Muslims as Al Haram Al Sharif. Momani also called on Israel to ban the "military tourism" activities launched last year, saying that such provocative policies are in violation of international conventions and pose a threat to peace efforts. Jordan's ambassador in Tel Aviv has informed the Israeli government about Jordan's rejection of such unilateral measures, Momani said.