UAE and Jordan have called for immediate re-opening of Al Aqsa Mosque in Israel for worshipers. Foreign Ministers of both the countries during a teleconference stressed, Israel must respect the status quo of the holy places there.
Al Aqsa Mosque is one of the holy sites for Sunni Muslims located in the old city of Jerusalem.
It is revered both by the Muslims and the Jews. Israel and Palestinians are close to a showdown over Tel Aviv’s decision to install metal detectors at the entrance of the Mosque. Israel’s move follows a shooting incident at the site last week, killing five people including two Israeli police officials .