UN Envoy Mladenov Meets Muslim Religious Authorities in Jerusalem
Jerusalem, 16 June 2015
They agreed on the need to respect the Jordanian custodial authority and status quo over the Holy Sites in Jerusalem. ”As the Holy Month of Ramadan approaches, I call on all parties to refrain from provocations that could escalate tensions in and around the Al-Aqsa Compound,” Special Coordinator Mladenov said. “I encourage the Israeli authorities to lift access restrictions for Palestinian worshippers to their Holy Sites in Jerusalem,” he added.