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Special Report: Prayers inflame tensions over Jerusalem holy site

 Reuters 15 June 2019

The Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem is one of the world’s holiest places, a site sacred to both Muslims, who call the compound the Noble Sanctuary, and to Jews, who refer to it as the Temple Mount because of the building that once stood there. After 900 years, Jews are chipping away at Muslims’ exclusive control of the site, the third holiest in Islam. The shift threatens to open a dangerous new front in the Israel-Palestinian conflict, adding religious enmity to a political struggle in the very heart of the disputed city. This Special Report was filed from Jerusalem. (2059 Words) - By Luke Baker

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The Dome of the Rock located on the compound known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, is seen through a metal bar in Jerusalem's Old City May 29, 2019.  Credit: REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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