Jordans King Abdullah vows to fight Israeli extremism at Temple Mount

King Abdullah of Jordan vowed to fight against “repeated violations and attacks carried out by Israel and extremist groups,” in an interview to the Jordanian Ad-Dustour daily on Monday. As part of the 1994 peace agreement between the two countries, Jordan was given management of the Temple Mount and al-Aksa Mosque, the third holiest site for Muslims. Tensions have frequently erupted on the Temple Mount and Palestinians have claimed that Israeli efforts to “Judaize” the site have motivated the current wave of violence in Israel.Be the first to know – Join our Facebook page.The king accused Israel of attempting to “violate the sanctity and compromise al-Aksa Mosque,” and added that, “Our responsibility towards the Muslim holy places in Jerusalem is our top priority in the international arena, and we use all means necessary to defend al-Aksa Mosque.”

 

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