Jordan's king says 'provocative' Israeli actions led to escalation -royal court

FILE PHOTO: Jordan's King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein meets with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels

CAIRO (Reuters) - Jordan's king, in a call with the United Nations' secretary-general, said the "recurrent provocative Israeli actions against Palestinians have led to the ongoing escalation, pushing the region towards more tension," the royal court wrote on Twitter on Monday.

King Abdullah said the "international community must shoulder its responsibility, move actively to stop Israeli violations in Jerusalem, aggression on Gaza," adding that, "he has always warned against altering the historical and legal status quo in Jerusalem," according to the royal court.

(Reporting by Omar Fahmy; Writing by Nayera Abdallah; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)