December 7, 1949 Jordanian Desecration of Jewish Holy Sites


King HusseinFawzi Pasha Malki of Jordan stated on December 6, 1949 to the UN Ad Hoc Political Committee:

“My delegation believes that no form of internationalization… serves any purpose, as the holy places under the protection and control of my government are safe and secure without any necessity for a special regime.”

However, under King Hussein, Jordan desecrated Jewish holy places, including building a road across the Mount of Olives cemetery, which destroyed hundreds of Jewish graves.  The headstones for these graves were used as pavement and to build latrines.

Sources: New York Times, December 7, 1948

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