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Jordan’s king waives rent to Jerusalem Waqf property owners

King Abdullah II has ordered the waiver of rental payments to all Jerusalemites renting from the Islamic Waqf until the end of the year.
BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 17:  King Abdullah II of Jordan speaks to the media following talks with German Chancellor at the Chancellery on September 17, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. The two discussed the recent attack on Saudi Arabian oil installations, among other issues. (Photo by Michele Tantussi/Getty Images)

Jordan’s King Abdullah II, custodian of holy sites in Jerusalem, has instructed the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf to waive rentals of all Waqf properties in Jerusalem until the end of 2020. The Jerusalem Islamic Waqf and the city’s dignitaries welcomed the decision. A number of religious and private landlords are considering similar moves.

In a statement released March 25, the Jordanian administration's Ministry of Awqaf and Al-Aqsa Mosque Affairs welcomed the decision, saying it “will provide people, businesses and institutions with some security in the difficult times that the world is experiencing due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.”

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