Israeli diplomat in Jordan defends Israeli police action on Temple Mount

Israel’s Foreign Ministry confirms that its charge d’affairs in Amman  was summoned for a dressing down over “events in Jerusalem.”

It says Sammy Abu Ghanab told Jordan that Israel is protecting freedom of religion for all religions, and is seeking to prevent harm to Jews ability to pray at the Western Wall, Kan reports, referring to police actions on the Temple Mount Friday meant to keep stones from being thrown at Jewish worshipers below.

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