AMMAN, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Jordan on Saturday slammed remarks by the Israeli officials who said al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem is part of Israel, the state-run Petra news agency reported.
State Minister for Media Affairs and Communications Samih Maayteh said Jordan would reject any Israeli attempt to assert its control on the Islamic holy shrines in Jerusalem.
The minister said such provocative Israeli statement might ignite an all-out religious conflict in the region, as Israel is trying to judaize the holy city and change its history as well as religious and cultural heritage.
He said east Jerusalem, including al-Aqsa Mosque compound, is part of the land occupied in 1967 as described by the international law.
Jordan, he added, considers the statement, an affront to the historical Hashemite role in Jerusalem.