Israeli authorities blocked the appointment of new Palestinian security guards at the Al-Aqsa compound in occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City.
Authorities threatened Palestine’s Jerusalem Islamic Waqf with arrest if they refused to comply.
The religious trust administers the Al-Aqsa compound and needs new guards.
There have been no new guards appointed to oversee the sacred esplanade since 2017.
The waqf usually nominates a list of names of guards and sends it to Jordan’s Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs for approval.
Jordan acts as a custodian of the sacred compound as part of a joint agreement with Israel.