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Jordan's King Abdullah II makes rare visit to West Bank after Jerusalem shrine crisis

Jordan's King Abdullah II makes rare visit to West Bank after Jerusalem shrine crisis

Jordan’s king and the Palestinian Authority president held a short meeting in the West Bank on Monday, a move seen by some observers as an act of unity during a time of heightened tension with Israel.

King Abdullah II met with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah during the king’s first visit to the West Bank in five years.

Officials said the leaders discussed recent tension with Israel tied to a Jerusalem plateau known by Jews as the Temple Mount and by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.

After Arab-Israeli gunmen shot dead two Israeli policemen at the shrine compound last month, Israel installed new metal detectors at the entrance to the esplanade of the mosques,...

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