After Ben Gvir Temple Mount visit, US says disturbances to status quo ‘unacceptable’

Visitors to the Temple Mount on January 3, 2023. (Jamal Awad/Flash90)
Visitors to the Temple Mount on January 3, 2023. (Jamal Awad/Flash90)

The US Embassy in Israel issues a statement in the wake of National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir’s visit to the Temple Mount warning against any disturbance at the flashpoint site.

“Ambassador [Tom] Nides has been very clear in conversations with the Israeli government on the issue of preserving the status quo in Jerusalem’s holy sites,” says a spokesperson for the embassy. “Actions that prevent that are unacceptable.”

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