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Abbas Likens Closing of Temple Mount to Declaration of War

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Jerusalem Post – Following the closure of the Temple Mount to Jews and Arabs in the wake of an assassination attempt of a right-wing activist in Jerusalem, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas likened the move to a declaration of war.

The PA chief pinned the blame for the  “dangerous” escalation in violence on the Israeli government, saying the peak was this morning, when the Jerusalem leadership decided to close the holy site to all visitors.

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