Egypt, Jordan, Palestine say Israel seeks to ‘blur’ Jerusalem’s Islamic, Christian identities

Egypt, Jordan and Palestine’s foreign Ministries released a joint statement on Saturday, in which they called on Israel to respect the Islamic and Christian history of Jerusalem through suspending recent security measures established in the city.

The statement noted that the recent measures are an attempt to change the Islamic and Christian identity associated with the eastern part of Jerusalem.

The request followed a meeting between the three ministries, that took place in Cairo, organized to discuss the peace process with Israel and ways in which to push it forward.

During the meeting, the ministries agreed to continue Arab coordination, as to provide protection for their holy places.

Moreover, they noted that the coordination would continue under the sponsorship of the king of Jordan, Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, who is the official supervisor and caretaker over both Islamic and Christian holy places in Jerusalem city.

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