Jerusalem unrest 'wounds' Jordan-Israel peace: Amman

Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur speaks during a press conference in the capital of Amman on November 9, 2014, after the government's decision to recall its ambassador to IsraelThe ongoing tension over Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound is inflicting a “stab wound” on the peace treaty between Jordan and Israel, Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur said on Sunday. “Israel and Jordan are committed to peace and to respect the peace treaty, but this commitment is not just applicable to one side, it is a commitment by both,” Nsur told reporters in Amman. Last week, heavy clashes raged at the mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City as Israeli police faced off with Palestinian stone-throwers, prompting Jordan to recall its ambassador in protest.

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