Both the Jordanian and Palestinian Authority foreign ministries condemned a decision by an Israeli court that allows limited Jewish prayer rights on the Temple Mount.

The decision issued Wednesday by Jerusalem Magistrates Court Judge Bilha Yahalom stated that the practice of silent prayer by Jews on the Mount cannot be considered a “criminal act.”

Jordanian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Haitham Abulfoul called the decision “null and void,” the Jordan Times reported, asserting that the Israeli court has no authority over the Temple Mount, as it is occupied territory under international law.

Israeli annexed the area of the Mount when it reunified the city in 1967, and views it as subject to civilian authority.... Read More: Algemeiner