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  4/16/2014, Nissan 16, 5774

Has the Temple Mount Become A Hamas 'City-State'?


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was accused of hypocrisy after criticizing Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas for incitement, while "turning a blind eye" to Hamas-led incitement in Jerusalem.

The past few days have seen renewed activity by Hamas on Temple Mount, with Islamists literally taking it over for several hours on the eve of the Jewish festival of Passover, in a successful bid to keep Jews from visiting the site.

This morning (Wednesday), riots broke out again, and Jewish families who had gathered to Jerusalem from across the country were once more banned from visiting in response.