Jordan Brotherhood chief urges end to Israel peace treaty

The head of Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood called Friday on the government to scrap its peace treaty with Israel after clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque. At a rally in Amman attended by hundreds of supporters, Hammam Saeed said the government’s decision to recall its ambassador in protest at ongoing altercations around Al-Aqsa did not go far enough. Jordan recalled its envoy to Israel on Wednesday and moved to file a UN complaint after police clashed with stone-throwing Palestinian protesters inside the Al-Aqsa compound. It has been the scene of frequent confrontations in recent months, largely triggered by Palestinian fears that Israel was poised to allow Jewish prayer at the site.

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