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Jordan’s parliament votes to expel Israeli ambassador

The Jordanian House of Representative yesterday voted to expel the Israeli ambassador from Jordan and to summon its own ambassador from Tel Aviv.

The decision comes after the Israeli Knesset discussed measures to replace the Jordanian sovereignty over Al-Aqsa mosque with Israeli custody, a move ministers believes violates the peace agreement signed by the two countries.

The Jordanian newspaper Addustour said that the council decided to talk to international, Arabic and Islamic federations about the Israeli violations in Jerusalem.

The Israeli Knesset failed, during its debate on Tuesday, to impose its sovereignty over Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Knesset agreed to resume discussion at a later date.

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