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Clashes after Israel restricts Jerusalem Old City prayers

JERUSALEM: Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces outside Jerusalem's Old City on Friday as tensions mounted over new security measures at Haram al-Sharif mosque and police's act to restrict access for Muslim prayers. The unrest came after Israeli ministers decided not to order the removal of metal detectors erected at entrances to the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, following an attack nearby a week ago that killed two. In anticipation of protests on Friday, Israeli police…

Israel ban men under 50 from Friday prayers in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM: Israeli police said they were barring men under 50 from entering Jerusalem's Old City for Friday Muslim prayers as tensions rose over new security measures at a highly sensitive holy site. The rare measure came after Israeli ministers decided not to order the removal of metal detectors erected at entrances to the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, following an attack nearby a week ago that killed two policemen. "Entry to the Old City and Temple Mount will be limited to men…