Jordan and the Palestinian Authority protested the large number of Jews who visited the Har Habayis on Tisha B’Av, marking the destruction of the two Batei Mikdash.
Between 1,000 and 1,400 Jews visited the Har Habayis, where the two Batei Mikdash were placed before their destruction.
Jordan’s Minister of State Affairs Jumana Ghanimat condemned “the provocative incursions of extremists and settlers that took place today into the courtyards of the holy site,” according to Jordan’s state run news agency Petra.
The Palestinian Authority also condemned the large presence of Jews at the Har Habayis, calling on the international community “to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
The Har Habayis is a contentious issue in the Israel-Palestinian conflict, often causing great turmoil due to Israel’s presence and control with access to the site.
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