Israel reopens Al-Aqsa Mosque after new security measures

Monday 17 July 2017 3 months ago 59   Jerusalem   Print

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Report  Web Desk : JERUSALEM: The Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem reopened on Sunday after being closed following a deadly attack. But Muslims were refusing to enter over new Israeli security measures, including metal detectors and cameras. The mosque is a highly sensitive site sacred in both Islam and Judaism. The 14-hectare (35-acre) rectangular esplanade at the southeast corner of the Old City was seized by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War, along with the rest of east Jerusalem, and later annexed in a move never internationally recognised. Israel considers all of Jerusalem as its undivided capital, but the Palestinians want the eastern sector as capital of their future State. (01)