Jordan slams Israel after radical Jews visit Islamic holy site

Jordan on Monday condemned Israel for allowing “extremist” Jews to visit Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound, which is holy to both Muslims and Jews, saying such action could spark a “religious war”. Jordan is the custodian of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem and has repeatedly denounced what it says are violations of rules at the site, Islam’s third holiest. On Sunday, about 400 Jews entered the compound to commemorate the destruction of two ancient temples, but several who tried to pray there were expelled by Israeli police while two were detained.

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