Thursday, October 30, 2014

Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas Describe Closure Of Jerusalem Holy Site As A "Declaration Of War"

Palestinians are seen during clashes with Israeli police forces in the Abu Tor neighbourhood of east Jerusalem October 30, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Jerusalem Holy Site Closure 'Declaration Of War' - Abbas -- BBC

A spokesman for Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has described the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site as a "declaration of war".

The move came amid tension after the shooting of a Jewish activist. Israel's PM called for calm, saying Mr Abbas was responsible for escalating tensions.

Yehuda Glick, a campaigner for greater Jewish prayer rights at the Temple Mount/al-Haram al-Sharif, was wounded.

Israeli police later killed a Palestinian suspected of shooting him.

The man, named as 32-year-old Moataz Hejazi, was shot after opening fire when police surrounded his home.

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More News On Today's Unrest In Jerusalem

‘Declaration of war’: Palestinian leader attacks Israel over closure of disputed holy site, as violence erupts in wake of assassination attempt on Jewish hardliner -- Daily Mail
Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting Jewish far-rightist -- Reuters
‘Declaration of war’: Abbas warns over 1st Al-Aqsa Mosque closure since 1967 -- RT
Israel Blocks Access to Contested Holy Site in Jerusalem -- NYT
Israel blocks Jerusalem holy site amid rising tensions after activist shot -- Washington Post
Israeli security and Palestinians clash in East Jerusalem -- Euronews
Tensions flare as Israeli police kill suspect in Temple Mount shooting -- CSM
Abbas Says Closing Temple Mount 'A Declaration of War' -- Arutz Sheva
Palestinian Suspect in Jerusalem Drive-By Attack Shot Dead -- WSJ

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