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Jerusalem: Al-Aqsa mosque reopens

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Jerusalem: Al-Aqsa mosque reopens


Israel has reopened the Al-Aqsa mosque.

It was closed following the shooting and wounding of right-wing Jewish extremist Yehuda Glick on Wednesday.

Glick wants Jews to be allowed to pray inside the mosque compound, which is on the Temple Mount, a holy site for Jews and Muslims.

Clashes broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli riot police on Thursday in Jerusalem, after police killed Moataz Hijazi, the man suspected of trying to kill Glick.

A funeral has been held for Hijazi. Israel’s Shin Bet security agency said he had served 12 years in Israeli prison for a number of crimes before being released in 2012.

It described him as a sympathiser of the Islamic Jihad militant group.

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