Abbas, mufti of Jerusalem announce resumption of Temple Mount prayers

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and the senior Muslim cleric of Jerusalem, Mohammad Hussein, announced Thursday that Muslim worshippers will return to the Temple Mount following Israel's removal of all the security measures it put in place at the entrances to the holy site earlier this month. The first prayers will be held at 4pm. However, Abbas claimed that "the story is not over", saying the Palestinians will wait and see how Israel deals with the issue at UN institutions during the next year.  

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