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IDF Scrambles As Right-Wing Activists Seize Structures Near Jordan Border [View all]

By Chaim Levinson

Israel Defense Forces scrambled to the otherwise calm border with Jordan on Monday, after several right-wing activists took control of structures located near the border with Israel's neighbor to the east.

The incident began when about 25-30 activists reportedly seized abandoned churches near the Qasr al-Yahud holy site, the believed site of Jesus' baptism, in a deliberate provocation meant to signal to the Jordanian authorities to keep out of matters concerning the Temple Mount.

The activists, who were escorted to the site by a television crew, reportedly cut their way through a fence that used to protect a surround a minefield surrounding the area, before it was cleared by Israeli security forces.

Israeli and Jordanian security forces arrived at the scene, with IDF soldiers attempting to remove the infiltrators.

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