Grave of Aaron the High Priest
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The Kingdom of Jordan on Tuesday refused entry to 150 haredi (ultra orthodox) Jews who rioted at the border crossing over the Jordanians' refusal to allow them to bring food with them.

The group of Israelis sought to pray the grave of the High Priest Aaron, the brother of the Biblical Moses, who is buried in Jordan, on his yahrtzeit (anniversary of his death).

The Airports Authority stated: "A group of haredi Jews (about 150) was refused entry to Jordan due to a riot at the Jordanian terminal over the refusal of the Jordanians to allow them to bring food. Despite the crossing staff's warning, they decided to take the food items with them. The Rabin Crossing is prepared to receive them and for a later closure if necessary.''