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Israeli police escort Jewish visitors to holy site in Jerusalem

According to the Islamic authority overseeing the site, Israeli police escorted more than 120 Jewish tourists to a flashpoint holy site in Jerusalem on Sunday, where police actions in recent weeks sparked protests and violence that caused the war in Gaza.

Meanwhile, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator reported that hundreds of homes in Gaza had been demolished and many more had been severely damaged during the 11-day conflict, which came to a halt on Friday.

According to the Islamic Waqf, which manages the site under Jordanian custodianship, police cleared young Palestinians out of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and prohibited entry to Muslims under the age of 45.

At the entrance, Muslims were asked to leave their identification with the police. Six Palestinians were arrested, with four of them later released, according to the study.

Israeli police denied that there was an age limit and said that five suspects had been detained for ‘violating public order.’

Micky Rosenfeld, a police spokesperson, said the site was open for regular visits’ and that the area had been guarded to avoid ‘incidents.’

Following Friday prayers, Israeli police clashed briefly with Palestinian demonstrators in an early test of the cease-fire, which had only been in place for hours.

According to the Waqf, Jews were able to visit the site for the first time since May 4, a week before the war broke out.

In Islam, the Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site. It’s located on a vast hilltop in Jerusalem’s Old City, which is regarded by Jews as their holiest site because it’s where the biblical temples once stood.

Over the years, the site has seen a lot of Israeli-Palestinian conflicts, and it was the epicenter of the Palestinian intifada, or rebellion, in the year 2000.

In the days leading up to May 10, when Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers launched long-range rockets at Jerusalem, Israeli police clashed regularly with Palestinian demonstrators.


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