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Israel closes access ramp to al-Aqsa compound amid warnings of destabilizing effect


Israel has closed a controversial wooden access ramp to the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City on concerns over public safety, a police spokeswoman told AFP on Monday. Jerusalem’s city council on Thursday ordered the closure of the access ramp, saying it poses both a fire hazard and is at risk of collapse.

Al Arabiya (Saudi Arabia) and Agence France-Presse (France.

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