Jordanian MPs Demand Sanctions Over Har HaBayis

YERUSHALAYIM -

The controversy over access to Moslem religious places in Yerushalayim flared in Jordan on Monday, as lawmakers there demanded the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador to protest “ongoing Israel aggression” at the sites, the AFP reported.

“The parliament recommended the government 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,” the official Petra news agency said.

The parliamentary session followed an Israeli court ruling regarding Har HaBayis which gave the Waqf 60 days to explain its opposition to closure of the Mercy Gate.

Jordanian politicians also called on the government to go to the U.N. Security Council about “stopping Israeli violations and protecting the Palestinian people.”