Jordan’s Abdullah warns Israel not to cross ‘red lines’ on Jerusalem holy sites

The Times of Israel reports: “Jordanian King Abdullah II has warned the incoming Israeli government not to cross Jordan’s ‘red lines’ with regard to Jerusalem’s holy sites, while expressing concern over the potential for a massive outbreak of Palestinian unrest.

In an interview with CNN that aired Wednesday, Abdullah was asked if he believes that the status quo in Jerusalem and Jordan’s role were under threat.

Jordan views itself as a custodian of the Temple Mount, setting up a potential clash with hardline lawmakers from incoming prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition like Otzmah Yehudit chief Itamar Ben Gvir, who has pushed for Israel to assert its sovereignty over the Jerusalem holy site and allow Jewish worship there.

‘You always have those people that will try and push that and that is a concern,’ Abdullah said without mentioning names.

‘If people want to get into a conflict with us, we are quite prepared. I always like to believe that ‘Let’s look at the glass half full,’ but we have set red lines and if people want to push those red lines then we will deal with that,’ he added…”

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