Jordanian legislators have demanded expulsion of the Israeli ambassador to the kingdom, Amir Weissbrod, in response to “ongoing Israeli aggression” at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds.
“The parliament recommended the government to recall the Jordanian ambassador from Israel and expel the Israeli ambassador from Amman to confront the ongoing Israeli aggression at holy sites in occupied Jerusalem” al-Quds, Jordan’s official Petra news agency reported on Monday.
The lawmakers also called on the Amman government to address the UN Security Council about “stopping Israeli violations and protecting the Palestinian people.”
Jordan is the official custodian of holy Muslim sites in Jerusalem al-Quds, and is the only Arab country apart from Egypt to have diplomatic relations with the Tel Aviv regime.
On Sunday, the Jerusalem al-Quds Magistrate's Court announced that it had accepted a request by Israeli officials to temporarily close Bab al-Rahma (Gate of Mercy) prayer area at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
Jordan condemned the court ruling, with its Foreign Ministry saying that Israel would bear “full responsibility for the dangerous consequences” of the decision.'
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