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  12/12/2011, Kislev 16, 5772

Jordan Suggests to UNWRA That it Repair Bridge


Jordan on Monday offered UNESCO a plan that it believes will resolve the issue of the closing of the Rambam (Mughrabi) Bridge to the Temple Mount. In an interview with PA radio, a Jordanian government official said that the government had suggested that it be responsible for the repair and reconstruction of the bridge, thus calming Arab “rage” over the prospect of Israel's repairing the bridge. The official stressed that Jordan is supposed to be in charge of all maintenance of Islamic sites in Jerusalem, and warned against “Israel's true intentions” in the plans by the city to rebuild the bridge.  

The Jerusalem Municipality has closed the bridge after the city's chief engineer determined that it was too dangerous to use. The bridge constitutes the only entrance to the Temple Mount open to Jews and tourists.