Israel reopens sensitive Jerusalem holy site closed after attack

Crowds chanted "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) as the visitors entered Jerusalem's Haram al-Sharif, known to Jews as the Temple Mount.

Published: 16th July 2017 03:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th July 2017 03:50 PM   |  A+A-

Palestinian Muslim worshipers prevented from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque for Friday prayer at Jaffa Gate outside Jerusalem's Old City on July 14. (Photo | AP)

By AFP

JERUSALEM: Israel reopened an ultra-sensitive holy site Sunday closed after an attack that killed two policemen, but new security measures including metal detectors and cameras triggered a dispute with Muslim authorities.

Crowds chanted "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) as the visitors entered Jerusalem's Haram al-Sharif, known to Jews as the Temple Mount.

The flashpoint holy site includes the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock.

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