West Bank

Peaceful prayers at Jerusalem holy site, West Bank violence

Muslim prayers at a major Jerusalem shrine ended peacefully Israeli police said Friday but violence continued in the West Bank where a Palestinian was killed attacking soldiers as forces were on high alert following two weeks of violence over the sacred site, holy to both Muslims and Jews.

Tensions have been running high at the site since Arab gunmen killed two police officers there on July 14, prompting Israel to install security devices at entrances. The move outraged Muslims and sparked some of the worst street clashes in years and threatened to draw Israel into conflict with other Arab and Muslim nations.

Firas Dibs, an official from the Jordanian religious body that...

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