Israeli forces patrol as a Palestinian building in demolished in the village of Sur Baher, which sits on either side of the Israeli barrier in occupied East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank [File: Mussa Qawasma/Reuters]
Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi on Wednesday submitted documents to Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas proving Palestinian ownership of Jerusalem's neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah, Wafa news agency reported.
"We have provided all the documents that we have, which can help the Palestinian residents to preserve their full rights," Safadi asserted, referring to documents related to ownership of the homes in Sheikh Jarrah.
Safadi passed on a message from Jordanian King Abdullah II that Amman is supporting the Palestinian general elections.
He stressed that Jordan stands with all its capabilities to help achieve a successful electoral process, reiterating that the elections are a necessary and important step taken by the Palestinian leadership.
The Jordanian official reiterated the centrality of the Palestinian issue to Jordan, which will remain fundamental, indicating that Jordan will continue to support the Palestinians in obtaining their legitimate rights.
"Jerusalem is a red line for Jordan, the king and our people, as it is a red line for the state of Palestine," Safadi stated, pointing to Jordan's rejection of all Israeli measures and attempts to change the Arab, Islamic and Christian identity of occupied Jerusalem.
"We will confront any effort that tries to undermine the existing historical and legal status of the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem," he expressed, adding: "We have one common goal and vision."
He continued: "Jordan and Palestine were and will remain the closest to each other, and the Jordanian effort will be focused on supporting the Palestinians and ensuring that they achieve their legitimate rights, especially the right to freedom and the independent state because that is a condition for achieving security, stability and the regional peace that we all seek."