PA chief: Closing of Temple Mount tantamount to declaration of war

Following the closure of the Temple Mount to Jews and Arabs in the wake of an assassination attempt of a right-wing activist, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas likened the decision to a declaration of war.
He pinned the blame for the escalation in violence on the Israeli government, saying the peak was this morning when the Jerusalem leadership decided to close the holy site to visitors.
This, he said, was a straight out "declaration of war," not only on the Palestinian people, but on the entire Arab and Islamic nation.