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Abbas slams Israel’s ‘brutal storming’ of Temple Mount, ‘assault on worshipers’

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah, August 18, 2020. (Flash90)
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah, August 18, 2020. (Flash90)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemns Israel after violent clashes between Palestinian rioters and police at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount leave hundreds of Palestinians wounded.

“The Israeli occupation forces’ brutal storming and assault on worshipers in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and its courtyards is a new challenge to the international community, especially those efforts being made by the [new] United States administration,” Abbas spokesperson Nabil Abu Rudeineh says.

Abu Rudeineh claims that the “Israeli government has tossed out every international effort and intervention. The Palestinian leadership and our people will not allow these Israeli plans to go idly by.”

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