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April 26, 2016 9:58 am

Israel Rejects Jordanian Warning on Temple Mount

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The Al-Aqsa Mosque. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The Al-Aqsa Mosque. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – The Israeli government dismissed the Jordanian government’s warning of “serious consequences” if the Temple Mount’s status quo is violated.

“There’s absolutely no basis for these claims,” Israeli officials said. “Israel is behaving responsibly, and Jordan knows that.”

On Sunday, a group of Muslims were removed from the Temple Mount by police for chanting “Allahu Akbar” at nearly 1,000 Jewish and Christian visitors who had ascended the site during the Passover holiday. Prior to that incident, 13 Jews were removed from the Temple Mount for illegally praying at the holy site.

Following Sunday’s incident, Jordanian Media Affairs Minister Mohammad al-Momani released a statement slamming the “Israeli settlers and police” for storming the “Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount).” Al-Momani said Israel’s actions at the site were “a violation of international laws and conventions” and could lead to “serious consequences.”

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  • Sherlock Holmes

    A connection to the Temple Mount going back 3,000 years and the UN dismisses this, declaring the Temple Mount a Muslim only holy site [including the Western Wall]. A grave offense in international law if a Jew dares pray on the Temple Mount, where Jews have prayed for millennia. When General Allenby liberated Jerusalem the British undertook to allow each religious group to look after its holy sites. In the case of the Temple Mount that would mean Jews and Muslims. The Jews and the Muslims also share the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron as we both descend from Father Abraham. The crazy UN resolution was rightly rejected by sane societies like the UK and USA [among others] and supported by not sane societies like Spain and France [among others].

  • Yaakov

    Communications people are the chametz we need to get out of our lives.