Jordan expels Israel's ambassador

Jordanian parliament has agreed unanimously to expel Israel's ambassador in Amman in reprisal for Israeli violations in Masjid al-Aqsa

Jordan expels Israel's ambassador

World Bulletin/News Desk

Jordanian parliament voted unanimously on Wednesday to ask the government to expel Israel's ambassador to Jordan, Daniel Nevo, and to call back Jordan-s ambassador to Israel, Walid Abidat, in protest for what the members of parliament say are Israeli violations in Masjid al-Aqsa mosque.      

Jordanian Premier Abdullah al-Nasour described Israel-s measures in al-Aqsa as evil plans.      

"The cabinet is looking into what Israel has done in Masjid al-Aqsa," al-Nasour said.

"As a first step, we will ask our ambassador Walid Abidat to send a letter of protest to the Israeli government. If this issue is not resolved soon, we will appeal to the United Nations Security Council."

The decision of the parliament is constitutionally non-binding until ratified by the King.      

Israeli soldiers earlier on Wednesday prevented Palestinians from going into Masjid al-Aqsa on the occasion of the "Jerusalem Day"-and wounded five in clashes. Palestinian Muslims, barred from entering the mosque, held a protest by performing noon prayer at entrance gates of the mosque.

Last Mod: 09 Mayıs 2013, 10:44
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