Tensions High as Israel Reopens Holy Site
It was a “declaration of war,” according to a Palestinian leader. Yesterday Israeli authorities denied access to a sacred site in Jerusalem, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, amid clashes in East Jerusalem. The area was closed after a counter-terrorism unit killed a Palestinian who was suspected of shooting prominent Jewish activist Yehuda Glick. Israel has reopened the site, but tensions remain high. Meanwhile, Sweden yesterday became the largest Western European country to officially recognize Palestine as a state.