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August 11, 1999
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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak said Tuesday that Islamic officials violated the law when they widened an opening in a wall of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount compound earlier this week. Barak praised the response of Israeli police, who before dawn on Tuesday sealed off a door-sized opening excavated at the Al-Aksa Mosque. Barak’s stance was viewed as a signal that he would take a tough line regarding the status quo in Jerusalem’s Old City.

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