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October 23, 2015 5:16 am

Israel Lifts Restrictions on Access to Temple Mount as Palestinians Call for ‘Day of Rage’

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Israel on Friday lifted age restrictions for visitors to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Israel on Friday lifted age restrictions for visitors to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Israel lifted age restrictions for the main weekly prayers at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Temple Mount on Friday, in an apparent bid to ease tensions over the site that sparked a surge in violence.

The decision, which allows all Muslim worshipers to attend Friday prayers at the Al-Aqa Mosque compound on the Mount, and increasing diplomatic efforts to restore calm came as Palestinian political parties called for a “Day of Rage” with protests to be held after Friday prayers in Gaza and the West Bank.

Read full story at The Times of Israel.

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