Jerusalem: Religious Buildings

(asked on 16th January 2023) - View Source

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Jordan to ensure safe visits by Jews to the Temple Mount (Haram al-Sharif).

Answered by
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
This question was answered on 30th January 2023

The UK values and supports Jordanian Custodianship of Christian and Muslim Holy Sites in Jerusalem. We engage with the Jordanian Waqf in Jerusalem frequently about access and movement to the Haram al Sharif/Temple Mount. The UK continues to be supportive of the Status Quo arrangements which enable all three Abrahamic faiths to worship in the Old City of Jerusalem. I reiterated this position during my recent visit to the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

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