The Waqf issued its usual condemnation, but this time it said:
This escalation by the settlers with the presence of the Israeli police is a "change of the status quo in the historic Al-Aqsa Mosque," and they play to their detention Bahath unilaterally and under police guard and special forces.
The Waqf emphasized that the 144 dunums of the Al-Aqsa Mosque is for Muslims alone, and under the care and guardianship of King Abdullah II of Jordan, and flatly refused to allow the entry of settlers to al- Aqsa, or anything that affects change the existing historical situation before the occupation of the city of Jerusalem in 1967.If it is for Muslims alone, then why has the Waqf historically published guidebooks for non-Muslims that are visiting the site?
Ah, when they say it is for "Muslims alone," that is a codeword meaning it is "not for Jews." Which really was the "status quo" during the 19 anomalous years of Jordanian rule.
Here's the guidebook from 1950, when it was under the "status quo", and when the guidebookt still said that there is no doubt that this was the site of the Jewish Temples.