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© Menahem Kahana, AFP | A child rides a bicycle as Israeli border policemen install metal detectors outside the Lion’s Gate, a main entrance to Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in Jerusalem’s Old City, on July 16, 2017.
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Latest update : 2017-07-18
Islamic leaders called on Muslims on Monday to boycott a Jerusalem holy site in a gesture of protest after Israel set up metal detectors at the site’s entrance gates following a deadly Arab attack there last week.
For the first time in decades, Israel closed the site – sacred to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as the Temple Mount – on Friday, after three Arab Muslim Israeli citizens opened fire from the holy compound with automatic weapons, killing two police officers before they were shot and killed.
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