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Israel, Jordan said expected to hold meeting on lowering Temple Mount tensions

Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City Friday, April 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City Friday, April 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

Israeli and Jordanian officials are expected to soon meet to discuss efforts to prevent a violent flareup at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City, the Walla news site reports.

The report, which cites three unnamed Israeli and Western sources, says a joint committee will convene after Ramadan in a bid to reach an agreement on how to lower tensions at the holy site and prevent any violent incidents there.

According to the report, one of Amman’s main demands is expected to be for Israel to allow more unarmed guards at the Temple Mount on behalf of the Waqf, the Jordanian-controlled religious council that administers the site.

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