Israel to remove Jerusalem footbridge connecting Western Wall and Temple Mount

Israel has agreed to dismantle a wooden footbridge at a Jerusalem holy site that is at the heart of a key Mideast dispute, following an appeal from Jordan, an Israeli official told The Associated Press on Thursday. 


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the footbridge between Jerusalem's Western Wall and the religiously sensitive Temple Mount taken down.


The official said Jordan expressed its concern to Netanyahu when construction of the bridge went ahead two weeks ago and "he agreed to its request" that it be dismantled. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.


The footbridge was still standing Thursday.