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Chile’s president sends letter to Israeli diplomats explaining Temple Mount tour

The Foreign Ministry says Chilean President Sebastian Pinera sent an official letter clarifying the circumstances surrounding his Temple Mount visit on Tuesday.

Pinera’s representatives say the visit was private, adding that they were not aware that those accompanying them at the holy site were Palestinian officials, after Israel angrily responded to the tour.

Pinera earlier apologized for the furor during his meeting with President Reuven Rivlin.

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