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        11/27/2011, Kislev 1, 5772

      Report: PM Blocked Downing of Western Wall Bridge


      Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu prevented, at the last moment, the destruction of the bridge leading from the Western Wall Plaza to the Rambam (Mughrabi) Gate to the Temple Mount, according to a Sunday evening report by Channel 2 television. The decision followed pressure from Jordan and Egypt, who told Netanyahu that destruction of the endangered structure would spark unrest in the area.

      The destruction was supposed to take place Sunday morning and large numbers of security personnel were on the scene.

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