State of Palestine: Jordanian King received with military honours during rare Palestine visit

King of Jordan Abdullah II paid a visit to the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in his residence in Ramallah, Monday, the visit is the first of the monarch in five years. Abdullah arrived in the West Bank two weeks after the violent clashes broke out al-Aqsa mosque, after the introduction of strict security measures at the compound by Israeli authorities. Metal detectors and security cameras... Еще stationed at al-Aqsa mosque compound entrances were removed on July 24, leading to celebrations across Palestine and in the wider region. Violence had spread across Israel and Palestine, after the latter enforced the measures following the shooting of two Israeli police officers at the site earlier this month in a gun-fight, in which three Arab-Israeli shooters were also killed. This has led to further clashes: three Palestinians died during confrontations with Israeli security forces on Friday, according to media reports; three Israelis were fatally stabbed at home in a West Bank settlement, and some 30 Palestinians conducting night-time prayer near the Lion's Gate were injured during scuffles with Israeli forces on Tuesday.

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