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New Yorkers Rally to Express Solidarity with Palestinians

New Yorkers Rally to Express Solidarity with Palestinians

Seven days earlier, metal detectors were placed at the entrance after a terrorist attack at the holy site killed two Israeli police officers.

Sweden, Egypt and France requested the meeting to "urgently discuss how calls for de-escalation in Jerusalem can be supported", Sweden's Security Council coordinator, Carl Skau, posted on Twitter. Three Palestinians were killed in the clashes with Israeli security forces that ensued, and hundreds were injured.

Incensed at what they perceive as a violation of delicate decades-old access arrangements at Islam's third-holiest site, many Palestinians have refused to go through the metal detectors, holding street prayers and often violent protests.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday that he would be cutting all contacts with Israelis until calm was restored. In Jerusalem on Saturday, Israeli forces used riot gear to disperse dozens of Palestinians who threw stones and bottles at them.

Kushner has been given a large portfolio and not only has he been tasked with efforts to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians but he has also been tasked with reshaping the way the the entire federal government works.

Speaking to the YNet news site on Sunday, Mr Lieberman said the security ties are mostly beneficial for the Palestinians and he lambasted Mr Abbas for not condemning a Palestinian assailant who stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family on Friday.




However, the compound was reopened on July 16, but with metal detectors and surveillance cameras put up at entrances.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday faced mounting pressure over new security measures at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site after a weekend of violence left eight people dead, with fears that more unrest could follow.

An incident yesterday night in Amman that, according to Israeli officials, saw a Jordanian attack an Israeli security guard with a screwdriver at the Israeli embassy compound raised further concerns.

Clashes also flared in east Jerusalem and other Palestinian villages in the West Bank near Jerusalem on Saturday, police said.

The raid is to ensure that conflicts concerning the holy site of Temple Mount (the same area where the Al-Aqsa Mosque locates) do not escalate, the Shin Bet said in a statement.

The attacker, 20-year-old Omar Alabed, was shot after stabbing three Israelis.

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