Report: Division of Jerusalem's Old City Raised during King Abdullah's Visit
A proposal to divide sovereignty over Jerusalem's Old City between Israel and the Palestinians was discussed during the visit by Jordan's King Abdullah II, an Israeli newspaper reported Wednesday.
Yediot Aharonot said that under the proposal, the Palestinians would obtain sovereignty over the Muslim and Christian areas of the Old City in east Jerusalem, including al-Aqsa mosque compound.
Israel would have sovereignty over the Jewish and Armenian quarters, including the Wailing Wall, the paper added without citing any sources.
However, acting Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben Ami, who is leading the negotiations with the Palestinians, denied the report, telling Israeli army radio it was not discussed.
King Abdullah, who visited both Israel and the Palestinian territories on Tuesday, reiterated his objection to Israeli sovereignty over east Jerusalem and said it should be the Palestinians' capital - OCCUPIED JERUSALEM (AFP)
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