Israeli PM bars lawmakers, ministers from al-Aqsa mosque compound

xinhuanet.com 09-Oct-2015

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) addresses a joint press conference at the Prime Minister"s office in Jerusalem, on Oct. 8, 2015. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the police to ban visits by Israeli lawmakers and ministers to Jerusalem's flashpoint al-Aqsa mosque compound, Israeli government officials confirmed to Xinhua on Thursday. The move aims at calming the spiking tensions between Palestinians and Jews and reducing the level of Palestinian violence. (Xinhua/JINI)