Jordan Bars Israeli Family Because They Were Wearing Kippot

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Jordanian border authorities prevented an Israeli family from crossing into their territory on Wednesday because the husband and sons were wearing kippot, according to the wife.

Tamar Gvirtz-Hayardeni said she, her husband and their three children were trying to cross the Israel-Jordan border at Eilat for a short trip when they were detained and finally prevented from entry completely because the males in her family were wearing traditional Jewish headgear.

At one point, she said, one of the Jordanian officials took their kippot away from them without explanation.

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