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Minister Burt statement on tensions at Haram Al-Sharif / Temple Mount

Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt calls for continuing dialogue to reduce tensions


Minister Burt said:

I welcome the progress made to resolve tensions at the Haram Al-Sharif / Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem, including Israel’s decision to remove metal detectors.

As the world knows, Jerusalem is a sacred place for millions of people. I welcome the continuing efforts being made by all parties to ensure the safety and security of the site whilst maintaining the status quo. I encourage all parties to continue their dialogue in order to de-escalate tensions further.

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Published 26 July 2017