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Jordan Calls for Removal of Israeli Ambassador, Considers Review of Peace Treaty

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Al-Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Photo: Mark A. Wilson/Department of Geology, the College of Wooster.

JNS.org – The Jordanian parliament called for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador and the removal of the Jordanian envoy in Israel on Monday as tensions continue to mount between the two countries.

Members of parliament also recommended that the peace treaty between the countries be reviewed.

“We meet again to discuss the continued and recurrent attacks by Israeli occupation forces on the most sacred sites, and its repeated attempts to undermine the historical and legal status quo in Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque,” said Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh, the Petra Jordan News Agency reported.

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