Jordan Formally Complains to Israel About Allowing Jews to Visit the Temple Mount
On Sunday, more than 1,000 Jews visited the site of the Holy Temples on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem in order to commemorate the anniversary of their destruction.
Nine of the visitors were detained by the police for the unpardonable crime of praying or bowing.
Here’s Arab video of the Jews peacefully strolling on the Mount, as well as praying outside of it:
Not only did Hamas and Islamic Jihad condemn these visits, but Jordan issued a formal diplomatic complaint. The Jordanian embassy in Tel Aviv presented a diplomatic protest note to the Israeli Foreign Ministry on Sunday morning “expressing the Kingdom’s strong condemnation of these violations and demand[ing] an immediate halt [to them],” the Jordanian Minister of Information Jumana Ghneimat said in a statement.
Ghnaimat condemned what she described as the “continuous Israeli violations and provocations against the Al-Aqsa Mosque, especially the provocative incursions of extremists and settlers that took place today in large numbers on the sanctuaries of the Al-Aqsa compound under the protection of the Israeli police. Such condemnatory and reprehensible practices, which are protected by the Israeli police, violate the sanctity of this holy place and provoke the feelings of worshipers and Muslims all over the world.”
She added, “This is a violation of all international conventions that emphasize the need to respect places of worship for all religions.”
The irony of banning Jews under the pretext of respecting religion is apparently lost on many in the Muslim world and their politically-correct supporters in the West.
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