The Deal of the Century was an effort to propose a plan for peace in the middle east, especially for Palestine and Israel. However, it has horrible consequences that involves Jerusalem.
The “Status Quo” concept:
The “status quo” is the current state of things. It is a return to a pre-conflict point, that is, how things were being administered before the war and for the matter to remain as it was then.
The status quo of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque is to preserve its administration as an Islamic sanctuary in the hands of an Islamic endowments as it was before 4 June 1967 entirely without prejudice to the rights of its administration, reconstruction, maintenance, entry to it, rhetoric on his pulpit. It also means that the Israeli occupation does not have the authority over this place to decide its fate and that it is responsible for preserving what was the case before 1967.
From the point of view of the Ministry of Islamic Endowments, which represents Jordan, to return to what it was from the Ottoman era until the occupation in 1967, Jordan grants guardianship of the holy sites. Despite all, the status quo for the Israeli the occupation is: the continuation of all its new governance approaches, the continued storming of settlers and the police, and the imposition of restrictions on Muslim worshipers.
The deal of the century and the concept of the status quo:
“The Deal of the Century” maintains the name of the term but redefines it again, changes the status quo without saying it will change it.
Speaking of Jerusalem, the Deal of the Century states that Israel was a good sponsor of the holy sites in Jerusalem, and that its work deserves appreciation and thanks and should continue.
As for the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, it states that adherents of different religions must be enabled to enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque and perform their rituals completely as their religion freely states.
The deal, then, considers that the aggression committed by the Zionist entity against the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its change of facts are commendable, as it puts the authority entirely in the hands of the Zionist occupation and wants to consider that the authority of the Islamic and Christian sanctuaries’ management is a sovereign Zionist matter, in addition to not mentioning the Islamic endowments or any Islamic administration to the mosque, thus leaving its fate in the hands of the Israeli occupation.
The deal considers that dividing the mosque is the final solution to the conflict over it, taking into account the times related to prayer and holidays, and that is what the occupation is doing now through the temporal and spatial division of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque (will elaborate in a future post), in addition to put in the hands of the Zionist occupation the authority to specify the characteristics of the worshiper who wish to enter the mosque.