Closing the Temple Mount based upon political reasons just gives the PA justification to demand control over it in final negotiations. Israel should be doing absolutely everything to keep this open. That way Israel can point to how under their stewardship, access was alway assured, so it should stay in Israeli hands.
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from the article: Jordan rebukes Israel over Temple Mount strife