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Jordan said to warn any changes by new gov’t on Temple Mount will harm ties

MK Itamar Ben Gvir visits the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, on June 27, 2021. (Screenshot: Facebook)
MK Itamar Ben Gvir visits the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, on June 27, 2021. (Screenshot: Facebook)

Senior Jordanian sources tell the Kan public broadcaster that any attempt by the next Israeli government to change the status quo at the flashpoint Temple Mount will harm ties between Jerusalem and Amman.

The report quotes the sources saying it will be “a completely different story” if far-right MK Itamar Ben Gvir — who is part of Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-religious bloc — goes up to the holy site in Jerusalem’s Old City as a minister and not just as a Knesset member.

Ben Gvir, an advocate for increased Jewish rights at the Temple Mount, has called to be appointed public security minister, which would give him authority over Israeli policies at the compound.

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