Jordan Recalls Envoy to Israel over Jerusalem ‘Violations’

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Jordan on Wednesday recalled its ambassador to Israel in protest against what it described as Israeli “violations” in Jerusalem and its holy sites.

The decision was taken “in protest at the increasing and unprecedented Israeli escalation in the Noble Sanctuary, and the repeated Israeli violations of Jerusalem”, the Jordanian state news agency reported.

Jordan and Israel signed peace agreement in 1994, Reuters reported.

The Noble Sanctuary (Beit-ol-Moghaddas) is the Islamic term used to describe the compound housing Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock. The location of the compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, is a holy site both for Muslims and the Jews.

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