This article was originally published on March 8, 2018.
It has been updated to reflect recent events and to add a photo of the al-Azhar Islamic University.
The Jerusalem, Jordan – A rainbow color page in al-Quds al-Sharif (Jerusalem’s al Aqsa Mosque), a symbol in Islam of the sites that have been occupied by Israel since 1967, was painted on Friday by an Islamic group, according to the website of the Islamic Movement of Jordan (IMC).
The page, entitled “Jerusalem Al-Qudus al-Mu’allas, Jerusalem al-Sakhr al-Nur al-Jahabi” (Jerude Jerusalem, Jerusalem’s Al-Muallas al-Wahbi), depicts the city on a rainbow background and depicts a dove with two wings and two horns with an eagle on its back.
The page also includes an image of the Prophet Muhammad in the foreground and the Hebrew letters “Allah” in the background, the IMC said.
The group has not provided any details about who painted the page, how long it was done, or what message it was trying to convey.
The Islamic Movement, which was founded in 1970, is considered a moderate Muslim movement that aims to strengthen Jordan’s secularism and is the biggest political force in the region.
Its leader, Ibrahim al-Majdi, is widely considered a leading political figure in the Islamic world.
His popularity has been boosted in recent years by the establishment of a Palestinian state, and the Palestinian uprising that erupted in 2014, which ultimately led to the creation of the current Palestinian Authority (PA).