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Israeli govt meeting near Jerusalem site angers Palestinians

Israeli govt meeting near Jerusalem site angers Palestinians

Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat called the meeting a "provocation".

Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Western Wall tunnels in Jerusalem, before the start of a special weekly cabinet meeting marking the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification, on May 28, 2017. He said it sends "a clear message to the Palestinian people that the systematic violations of their inalienable rights are going to continue".

The fate of the site, sacred to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, is at the heart of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

The plan would see a former railway station in west Tel Aviv linked by cable vehicle to the Old City in east Tel Aviv, occupied by Israel in 1967 and later annexed in a move never recognised by the worldwide community.

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After capturing the Old City and East Jerusalem, Israel annexed them, declaring all of Jerusalem the undivided, eternal capital of Israel and notes that only under Israeli rule have the Holy Sites been open to all religions.

Palestinian Muslim women perform the Friday prayer outside of the Dome of the Rock shrine in the al-Aqsa mosque compound on January 30, 2015.

Jews revere the site, where the two Jewish temples stood in biblical times, as the Temple Mount.

The al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site for Muslims after Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and Masjid al-Nabawi in Medina.

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At a special meeting held at the Western Wall, the cabinet approved the first phase of the plan expected to cost some 200 million shekels (RM239.04 million), a tourism ministry statement said.

The Israeli government has formally approved a special cable auto tourism project to the Western Wall, proposed by Tourism Minister Yariv Levin.

With the approval of his recommendation, Tourism Minister Yariv Levin noted, "The future cable auto will change the face of Jerusalem, allow easy and convenient access for tourists and visitors to the Western Wall and will serve as an exceptional tourist attraction".

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