Jordanian lawmakers are calling for expelling the Israeli ambassador in Amman, Amir Weissbrod, in retaliation for “ongoing Israel aggression” at the Al-Aqsa mosque on Har Habayis.
“The parliament recommended the government recall the Jordanian ambassador from Israel and expel the Israeli ambassador from Amman to confront the ongoing Israeli aggression at holy sites in occupied Jerusalem,” reported the official Petra news agency.
Along with Egypt, Jordan is the only Arab nation to have a peace accord with Israel. Jordan controls access to the Al-Aqsa compound.
On Sunday, an Israeli court ordered the tentative closure of a side building at the Al-Aqsa mosque known as the Golden Gate—also referred to as the “Gate of Mercy,” Sha’ar HaRachamim in Hebrew and Bab al-Dhahabi in Arabic—amid fights lately between worshippers and Israeli police.
Jordan slammed the ruling, as its foreign ministry remarked that Israel would bear “full responsibility for the dangerous consequences” behind the decision.