Why Is Israel Restricting Access To The Temple Mount?



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The Temple Mount holds religious significance for Christian, Muslim and Jewish people. So why does Israel restrict access to the site?

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Reuters: UNESCO Condemns Israel for Limits on Al-Aqsa Mosque Access

The Economist: The Trouble at Temple Mount

The Washington Post: Israel Blocks Jerusalem Holy Site Amid Rising Tensions After Activist Shot

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Written by: Jules Suzdaltsev
Edited by: Alex Estevez
Produced by: Cailyn Bradley, Semany Gashaw & Lauren Ellis

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