Jerusalem: Jordan condemns Israeli Western Wall railway plan

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The Western Wall attracts millions of visitors and worshippers a year

Jordan has condemned a decision by Israel to advance a plan to build a railway line and station underneath the heart of Jerusalem’s Old City.

The Israeli transport ministry said on Monday that a new route had been approved for an extension of the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem high-speed railway.

A 3km (2-mile) tunnel will lead to the Western Wall – one of Judaism’s holiest sites – in the city’s occupied east.

Jordan called the move a “flagrant violation of international…

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