The Head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, stated on Thursday that he is ready to step down from his position in order to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
“My personal suggestion for ruling out conflict situations around the Islamic holy site, the al-Aqsa Mosque – is to pass all the rights for it to Jordan. I myself am ready to abnegate powers and to serve in the agencies that ensure the safety of this holy for all Muslims site. Be a volunteer and protect the al-Aqsa Mosque for the rest of my life,” Kadyrov wrote in his official Telegram channel on Wednesday, as quoted by Tass News Agency.
Kadyrov’s comments came on the same day that the Israeli authorities announced they were removing all barriers from the Al-Aqsa Mosque; thus, allowing Muslims to resume praying at the holy site.
Despite reopening the holy site, the Israeli authorities once again found themselves clashing with Palestinians outside the Al-Aqsa Mosque, resulting in more bloodshed in east Jerusalem.