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New tensions at Jerusalem holy site housing al-Aqsa Mosque

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There were renewed confrontations on Sunday at a Jerusalem holy site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif, the Noble Sanctuary. On the Jewish fasting and mourning feast of Tisha B’Av, young Muslims threw stones at police officers on the compound, according to police reports. According to media reports, they were protesting against the visit of hundreds of Jews to the Temple Mount. The site with the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site in Islam. But it is also sacred to Jews because two Jewish temples used to stand there. The site …

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