Jordan's King Abdullah II (C) speaks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (2nd-R) upon his arrival in the West Bank city of Ramallah on August 7, 2017. AFP / Ahmad GHARABLI
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Jordan's King Abdullah II offered support to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a rare visit Monday to the occupied West Bank following tensions with Israel over a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site.Tensions increased on July 23 when an Israeli security guard shot dead two Jordanians at the Israeli embassy compound in Amman.Abdullah's visit was seen by analysts as a show of support for Abbas, who has been isolated by Israel over his response to the Al-Aqsa row.The mosque compound is in East Jerusalem, occupied by Israel in 1967 . During the crisis over the metal detectors, 82-year-old Abbas suspended security coordination with Israel, and this has remained suspended despite their removal.
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