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Israeli forces detain Jerusalem’s top Muslim cleric

JERUSALEM: Israeli security forces detained Jerusalem's top Islamic cleric as crowds gathered in the Old City following an attack Friday, the cleric's son said. The grand mufti of Jerusalem Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, the city's highest Islamic authority, had earlier gathered in the Old City with others and condemned the closure of the Al-Aqsa mosque for prayers. Israeli police said they had no comment. Hussein's son Jihad Hussein said his father had been taken to a police station near the Old City. "Until now, we…