“The United States is deeply concerned by the increase in violence and escalating tensions surrounding the (al-)Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount,” US State Department spokesman John Kirby said Monday, referring to the contested holy site.
“We strongly condemn all acts of violence. It is absolutely critical that all sides exercise restraint, refrain from provocative actions and rhetoric and preserve unchanged the historic status quo on the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount.”
“Any more provocation in Jerusalem will affect the relationship between Jordan and Israel,” Abdullah said. Jordan and Israel signed a peace treaty in 1994.
“Jordan will not have a choice but to take actions, unfortunately,” he said at a press conference in Amman with visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday called to convene an emergency ministerial meeting after the end of the Rosh Hashana holiday on Tuesday evening in light of the violence in Jerusalem.
A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said the premier, “sees the severity of the throwing of rocks and Molotov cocktails at Israeli citizens, and plans to fight the phenomenon by all means, including making punishments more severe and enforcement.”
Two other people who were driving with the man in his car were injured when they were pelted with stones, causing the driver to lose control and hit an electricity pole, police said. The incident took place near Asher Weiner Street in the capital’s Arnona neighborhood.
Police were also checking the possibility that the fatal accident was caused by the driver’s medical condition.
Reuters contributed to this story.
This educational website operates without financial incentives. Furthermore, there are no commercial advertisements for profit, nor does it accept donations.
IsraelandStuff.com is truly a 'Labor of Love' with the sole purpose of putting Israel's real face in the light for all to see, while exposing the unfair double-standards, demonization & delegitimization against the only Jewish State.
Speaking to her ‘brothers’ in Arabic, a proud, courageous Muslim woman reveals the truth about the State of Israel.
Israel and Stuff shall not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in any content, or for any actions taken in consequence. Israel and Stuff does not obtain release from the subjects, individuals, groups or entities contained in its photographs, graphics or quoted in its text. Further, no clearance is obtained from the owners of any trademarks or copyrighted material where the marks and material are included in photos or content. You shall be solely responsible for obtaining any and all the necessary releases from whatever individual or entity is necessary for any of your uses of Israel and Stuff material. You agree to indemnify Israel and Stuff from any losses, damages and expenses (including attorney fees) it incurs as a result of any claim based on your use of its materials in violation of these terms.
Visitors here (You) are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, distributing, disseminating, or taking any other action against me with regard to this website and the contents herein. The foregoing prohibitions also apply to your employee(s), agent(s), student(s) or any personnel under your direction or control.
Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.