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Jordan Complains About Jews Praying at Temple Mount Entrance

The Dome of the Rock is reflecting on the main gate of the Al-Aqsa mosque inside the Al-Aqsa mosques compound, sacred for Muslims and Jews, in Jerusalem's Old City, on November 3, 2015.
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The Times of Israel reports: The Jordanian government has filed an official complaint to the Foreign Ministry over a recent court ruling allowing Jews to pray outside the gated entrance to the Temple Mount holy site in Jerusalem, Channel 10 reported Tuesday.

“Israel is violating the status quo in the area and is carrying out extreme provocations that harm relations between our two countries,” the complaint said, referring to the longstanding arrangement between Jerusalem and Amman that allows Jews to visit the Temple Mount but not pray there.

The grievance was submitted after the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court last month rejected a police request to temporarily ban three 14-year-old Jewish girls from the holy site after they were arrested for bowing down in prayer outside the gated entrance.

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