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Ramp closure is ‘war on Muslim holy sites’: Hamas

Israel’s closure of a wooden access ramp to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound is tantamount to a declaration of war on Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem, Hamas warned on Monday. “This is a serious step that shows the Zionist scheme of aggression again the Al-Aqsa mosque,” Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhum told AFP.
“This is a violent act that amounts to a declaration of religious war on the Muslim holy places in Jerusalem,” he said, calling for “Arab and Muslim mobilisation to stop this serious event.”The closure prompted a swift response from Palestinian presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina who warned it was another Israeli “attack” on efforts to revive the moribund peace talks which could shake up the region.
“These practices create a negative atmosphere in the entire region that could plunge the area into turmoil and tension,” he warned.And Jordan’s powerful Islamists denounced the decision as “flagrant aggression.”

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