Jordanian King Threatens Conflict If Israel Crosses Jerusalem ‘Red Lines’
Jordanian King Abdullah II on Wednesday, December 28, said he was ready for a conflict should Israel’s government violate “red lines” by changing the status quo governing relations at Jerusalem’s holy sites.
“If people want to get into a conflict with us, we’re quite prepared,” Abdullah said in an interview with American media. “I always like to believe that let’s look at the glass half full, but we have certain red lines… And if people want to push those red lines, then we will deal with that,” he added.
Jordan has since 1967 been the custodian of holy sites in the Israeli capital’s Old City, including the Al Aqsa Mosque that sits atop the Temple Mount, Judaism’s most sacred place.
While Muslims are allowed to freely visit and worship at the mosque, Jews are severely restricted from accessing the site where two biblical temples stood, and are banned from praying there, although the latter stringency has been relaxed in recent years.
Abdullah also warned that the Palestinians could launch another terror war. “We have to be concerned about a next intifada,” he said, adding: “If that happens, that’s a complete breakdown of law and order and one that neither the Israelis nor the Palestinians will benefit from.” (I365N / VFI News)
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