Friday, October 17, 2014

Abbas suggest banning Jews from Temple Mount

(AP) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas suggested Jews should be banned from a holy site revered by both Jews and Muslims.

Abbas made the comments following recent clashes between Palestinian worshippers and Israeli forces over what Palestinians see as Jewish encroachment on the site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.

Abbas said Jews should be prevented from entering the site "by any means," adding that "this is our Noble Sanctuary... they have no right to enter and desecrate it."