Jordan’s King Abdullah to Make Rare Visit to Ramallah Monday

Jordan King Abdullah II. (Photo: AA)

Amman, MINA – Jordan’s King Abdullah II is to meet Monday with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on his first visit in five years to the West Bank city of Ramallah, a Palestinian official said.

It will be the first visit since December 2012 by Abdullah — whose country is custodian of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem and which has a 2004 peace treaty with Israel — to the Palestinian political capital in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, World Bulletin reported.

Jordan intervened last month to help resolve a crisis over access to the ultra-sensitive Haram al-Sharif mosque compound in the Old City of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, know to Jews as Temple Mount.(T/R04/RS5)

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Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)