The Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa Mosque
Prince Hashem, half brother of Jordan's King Abdullah II, paid a visit on Wednesday to Jerusalem, where he prayed at Al-Aqsa mosque, palace officials said. © Gali Tibbon - AFP/File
The Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa Mosque
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Last updated: April 4, 2012

Jordan prince visits Jerusalem's Aqsa mosque

Prince Hashem, half brother of Jordan's King Abdullah II, paid a visit on Wednesday to Jerusalem, where he prayed at Al-Aqsa mosque, palace officials said.

"Prince Hashem visited Jerusalem today and prayed at Al-Aqsa," the state-run Petra said in a brief statement, quoting the officials.

It added without elaborating that he also met with officials of Jordan's ministry of Awqaf and Islamic affairs in the Holy City.

Jordan, which has a 1994 peace treaty with Israel, is the custodian of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem.

One of the most sensitive places in the Middle East, the mosque is Islam's third-holiest site.

It is referred to by Muslims as Al-Haram Al-Sharif, while it is known to Jews as the Temple Mount and is revered as Judaism's most sacred site.

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