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Jordan summons top Israeli diplomat amid Jerusalem anger

Jordan’s official Petra news agency reports that the foreign ministry in Amman has summoned the charge d’affairs of the Israeli embassy there to emphasize the kingdom’s opposition to what it says are Israeli violations at the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif.

The announcement comes hours after King Abdullah released a statement in which he condemned Israeli actions in the capital, including the powder keg Old City holy site and Sheikh Jarrah, where Palestinian families may be evicted.

It also comes after Egypt’s foreign ministry summoned the head of Israel’s embassy in Cairo, also over Jerusalem tensions.

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