Netanyahu moves to lower tensions over Jerusalem holy site

October 8, 2015 8:32 AM

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JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has banned Israeli cabinet ministers and legislators from visiting a sensitive Jerusalem holy site where rising tensions have spilled over into a wave of Palestinian attacks.

In the latest incident, a Palestinian stabbed and wounded a Jewish seminary student on a main road in Jerusalem on Thursday and the assailant was arrested at the scene, police said.

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