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Maintenance work begins on sole Temple Mount entrance for non-Muslims

A general view of a wooden footbridge leading up to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City December 11, 2011. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)
A general view of a wooden footbridge leading up to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City December 11, 2011. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation announces it has begun some maintenance work on the Mughrabi Bridge, the sole entry point for Jews and tourists to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, due to a risk of collapse.

“The work, being overseen by engineers, will continue over the next few days and will necessitate closing off part of the women’s section of the Western Wall Plaza,” the foundation says in a statement.

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