The Director General of the Rabat-based Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, commended the initiative of King Mohammed VI of Morocco to contribute to the restoration and rehabilitation of a number of facilities in Al-Aqsa Mosque and its vicinity that are in dire need of restoration, preservation and upkeep. The generous initiative of King Mohammed VI, Chairman of Al-Quds Committee, translates his high interest in protecting the historical identity of Al-Quds Al-Sharif, Altwajri said in a statement. In this context, Moroccan architects and craftsmen will be dispatched to Jerusalem to restore the centuries-old architectural authenticity of Al- Aqsa mosque. The restoration works will be carried out in coordination with the Jordanian Ministry of Waqf and Islamic Affairs, which has custody of Al-Aqsa Waqf. The King’s initiative came three days after a fire broke out at the Dome of the Rock compound in Jerusalem.
Source: The North Africa Journal April 19, 2019 15:56 UTC