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Temple Mount tensions lead to diplomatic crisis between Jordan, Israel

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said yesterday he views with utmost severity comments by Jordan's prime minister blaming Israel for violence on Temple Mount compound.
A Palestinian man prays in front of the Dome of Rock mosque at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City on April 17, 2022.

Jerusalem reacted angrily April 19, after Jordanian Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh hailed Palestinian rioters in the Temple Mount compound. The riots broke out early Friday morning, with Palestinians hurling stones at the Western Wall Plaza below and barricading themselves in a building on the site. Police detained several hundred people, and at least 152 Palestinians were injured in clashes with the police.

Later in the day, Israel reopened the site, and the Friday Ramadan service was conducted peacefully.

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