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Israel says it will reopen holy site in Jerusalem

  • Israel has said it would reopen an important holy site of Jerusalem after it was closed following unrest, according to media reports.

    The Haram al-Sharif, known as Temple Mount to Jews, is one of the holiest sites of both Islam and Judaism.

    Israel closed it after a far-right rabbi and Jewish activist was shot and severely injured.

    A spokesperson for Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian leader, said the site’s closure was “declaration of war.”

     

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