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Jordan: Guards to Jerusalem

Jordan demands status quo on the Temple Mount. Israel cannot change anything. Jews cannot pray or even drink water.  An Israeli flag held by a Christian tourist was a major no-no.

Yet Jordan has announced that it is sending in new troops.

Amman, Aug. 26 (Petra)– Jordan condemned on Wednesday the Israeli occupation authorities’ closure of Al Aqsa Mosque gates for Muslim worshippers and their permission to settlers and extremists to storm the Al Haram Al Sharif under the protection of occupation forces….

Jordan and through the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has appointed 52 new employees and guards at the Jerusalem Awqaf Department.

Under the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah II which aim at the preservation of Al-Aqsa Mosque and supporting the steadfastness of the Jerusalemites, another 70 employees and guards will also be appointed soon.

Of course, no mention is made as to why the shrilling women and abusive children were banned. No mention of their repeated abuse and taunts hurled at non-Muslim visitors.

Mughrabi Bridge wooden ramp

Jordan has threatened Israel before over the Mughrabi Bridge, the only access for non-Muslims to the Temple Mount. In September 2014, a second wooden ramp was up for a few days. Jordan saw that as a terrible threat. The wooden ramp structure was taken down before it was finished. Most people never knew it existed.

Jordan announcing it is sending in new troops is not a change in status quo?

Rewriting history again, or are things getting so bad in Jordan, the King needs a diversion?  In the Arab world, when there is a problem at home, the best thing to do is yell Al-Quds. There you have the one thing the feuding clans will unite and agree upon.

Oh, Jerusalem.

HT: Khaled Abu Toameh

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Real Jstreets

I lived in the United States, Canada and Australia before moving to Israel in the midst of the Second Lebanon War. For the last ten years, walking the streets of Jerusalem, the scenes I saw every day did not resemble the ones familiar in the Western media. Now I try to share those positive images with the world, what is really happening in Jerusalem, Israel, The Real Jerusalem Streets
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Real Jstreets

I lived in the United States, Canada and Australia before moving to Israel in the midst of the Second Lebanon War. For the last ten years, walking the streets of Jerusalem, the scenes I saw every day did not resemble the ones familiar in the Western media. Now I try to share those positive images with the world, what is really happening in Jerusalem, Israel, The Real Jerusalem Streets
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