The Waqf official vowed loyalty to the Omar pact, which established the form of the Christian-Muslim relationship on the basis that the Al-Aqsa mosque is exclusively a place of prayer for Muslims, just like the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is of the Christians.
“I believe that anyone who comes for any reason to live in the city and have his own job and apartment will stay here forever. Our job is to make sure that there are employment and housing here. By 2040, the city’s population will double in size, so that is no small challenge. “