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Mon Dec 12, 2011, 07:12 PM

Hamas: Israel Declaring War On Muslim Holy Sites With Closure Of Jerusalem Bridge [View all]

By Haaretz and Nir Hasson

A Hamas spokesman said Monday that the closure of Jerusalem's Mughrabi Bridge, which leads from the Western Wall Plaza to the Temple Mount, is an attack against Muslim holy sites, AFP reported.

"This is a serious step that shows the Zionist scheme of aggression again the Al Aqsa mosque," Fawzi Barhum told AFP.

"This is a violent act that amounts to a declaration of religious war on the Muslim holy places in Jerusalem."

The Jerusalem Municipality ordered the closure of the wooden bridge due to fears it may collapse or catch fire. There are 15 gates leading into the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, 10 of which are in use.

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