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Israel and Palestine

Israel reopens holy site as tensions rise

Israel today reopened the holy site known to Jews as the Temple Mount, and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, but said that Muslim men under 50 would not be allowed in for Friday prayers. Israel had closed off the Jerusalem sanctuary a day earlier after Israeli security forces killed a Palestinian man suspected in the attempted assassination of Rabbi Yehuda Glick, an American-born right-wing activist calling for letting Jews pray at the site. Palestinian leaders called the closing "a declaration of war." Read more at the BBC.