Jordan’s crown prince visits Temple Mount
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Jordan’s crown prince visits Temple Mount

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah paid a secret visit to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Abdullah, 18, on Wednesday accessed the Temple Mount via the Mughrabi Bridge, controversial because the Arab world has prevented the bridge from being replaced with a steadier conveyance for tourists and worshipers wishing to ascend to the Temple Mount.

It was not an official state visit; Abdullah was not scheduled to meet with Israeli authorities.

The oldest son of King Abdullah, he was named crown prince in 2009.