Palestinian leader accuses Israel of conducting a religious war

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The Palestinian president on Tuesday accused Israel of provoking a “religious war” as new violence between the sides broke out in the West Bank, leaving a Palestinian man dead, amid mounting concerns that the long-running conflict is entering a new and dangerous phase.

Mahmoud Abbas blamed the latest tensions on a series of visits by Jewish worshippers to Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site. The visits to the contested site have helped fan strife in a region already on edge following last summer’s bloody war in the Gaza Strip and the earlier failure of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Mideast peace efforts.

Abbas’ remarks — at a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat — came as Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian demonstrator in clashes in the West Bank on Tuesday.

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  1. The latest round of stress in Jerusalem has been about the Temple Mount.

    But what is called The Temple Mount is not the location of Solomons or Herods Temple but the location of THE ANTONIA FORTRESS the home of the 10th Roman Legion. The Temple was actually located 600 yds south in the City of David and OVER THE GIHON SPRING. GOOGLE ” New Evidence for the site of The Temple in Jerusalem ” or get the book by Bob Cornuke titled TEMPLE. Be your own researcher and you will be as amazed as I. This is the greatest archeological error in history. The Wailing Wall is actually the retaining wall to the fortress.

    Remember Moshe Dayan in 1967 war captured the Temple Mount and gave it back. I believe that he was told with no questions asked to ” give it up ” The Israeli leaders are aware but cleverly keep it under the cuff and keep the Arabs looking at the Mount.

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