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Friday, 31 October 2014 - 11:29
Israel promises to reopen Jerusalem holy site amid tension.
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Israel says it will reopen a key holy site in Jerusalem today, after closing it due to unrest in the city.

Earlier, a spokesman for Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas described the closure of the disputed site as a "declaration of war".

The Haram al-Sharif or Temple Mount, one of Islam and Judaism's holiest sites, was closed yesterday, following the shooting of a Jewish activist.

The move came, amid increased tension in Jerusalem following several attacks.

Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennet told the BBC that Israel would restore access to the site today.

 
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