Israeli security forces stand behind a security perimeter outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center where Jewish activist Yehuda Glick was wounded during a shooting on October 29, 2014 in Jerusalem
Israeli security forces stand behind a security perimeter outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center where Jewish activist Yehuda Glick was wounded during a shooting on October 29, 2014 in Jerusalem © Gali Tibbon - AFP
Israeli security forces stand behind a security perimeter outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center where Jewish activist Yehuda Glick was wounded during a shooting on October 29, 2014 in Jerusalem
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Last updated: October 30, 2014

Closure of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque is seen as a 'declaration of war', says Abbas

Banner Icon Israel's closure of the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound to all visitors following the shooting of a Jewish hardliner is tantamount to a "declaration of war," Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Thursday.

Israel's closure of the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound to all visitors following the shooting of a Jewish hardliner is tantamount to a "declaration of war," Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Thursday.

"This dangerous Israeli escalation is a declaration of war on the Palestinian people and its sacred places and on the Arab and Islamic nation," his spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina quoted him as saying.

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