‘Tipping point’: Israel & Palestine trade barbs at UNSC over Jerusalem protests

Clashes broke out in Jerusalem again on Tuesday, as a standoff continues between Muslim worshippers and Israeli police. The unrest started over a decision by Israeli authorities to install metal detectors at Temple Mount, which is known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif. They were put up after gunmen killed two Israeli guards earlier this month at the holy site. The metal detectors have since been removed but security cameras remain in place.

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Palestinians pray outside Jerusalem’s Lions Gate for 5th day

Palestinians have been refusing to enter the Haram al-Sharif compound in annexed east Jerusalem since Sunday, when Israel began installing metal detectors at entrances to the site following an attack that killed two police officers.

UNESCO ‘fails’ to recognize Israel’s historic connection to Temple Mount & Western Wall

UNESCO has intervened in the long-running Israeli-Arab conflict over Jerusalem’s holy sites of the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. It passed a resolution for the sites to be referred to only by their Arabic names – Haram al-Sharif and the Buraq Wall – thereby ignoring any Jewish connection.

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