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Hamas threatens violence over contested Jerusalem holy site

YnetNews.com reports: “The Palestinian terror group Hamas on Thursday threatened hostile actions against Israel over what it called ‘violations against Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque’ ahead of the upcoming Jewish High Holidays.

Hamas’s threats came just ahead of Sunday’s Jewish new year, and a day after a group of Jewish religious extremists visited a contested holy site revered by both Jews and Muslims and blew the shofar — a ram’s horn that’s trumpeted in the run-up to and during the Jewish High Holidays.

The Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah, begins at sundown on Sunday, and in the succeeding weeks thousands of Israelis are expected to visit Jerusalem.

Public Security Minister Omer Bar-Lev told Kan public radio on Wednesday that Israeli authorities would not limit Jewish visits to the contested Jerusalem holy site known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound…”

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