The United Arab Emirates summoned Israeli Ambassador to the UAE Amir Hayek on Tuesday to criticize security forces in Jerusalem for upholding order amid Arab rioting on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation Reem Al Hashimy “expressed concern over the escalation of tension that threatens stability and security in the region,” said the ministry in a statement, according to Abu Dhabi-based The National.

The statement read: “Her Excellency stressed the need to immediately stop these events, provide full protection for worshippers, respect the right of Palestinians to practice their religious rites and halt any practices that violate the sanctity of Al-Aqsa mosque.”

The minister also stressed that Jordan needed to be respected for its custodial role over the holy sites.


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