The U.N. Security Council scheduled an emergency meeting at the request of multiple nations regarding Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir’s visit to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Palestinian U.N. ambassador, Riyad Mansour, accused Israel of committing “aggression” against the Al Aqsa Mosque and other Muslim holy sites. Jordan’s U.N. Ambassador Mahmoud Hmoud said, “This is an action of extremism that purports to create a new cycle of violence. The Security Council has to take its responsibility seriously and stop such attempts.â€ Hmoud referred to Ariel Sharon’s visit in 2000 which sparked a series of protests leading to the the Palestinian Second Intifada.