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Violence over Jerusalem holy site kills 6

24 July 2017

Shaare Tzedek hospital reported on Saturday morning that the hospitalized woman had undergone surgery overnight and her condition was now considered serious but "good".

The army released footage showing a blood-covered kitchen floor. The family had sat down to a traditional Friday evening meal when the attack occurred, according to Israel Radio. It said he was shot, but his condition was not initially known.

Palestinian youths run from the path of an Israeli army bulldozer during clashes in the village of Koubar, west of Ramallah, on July 22, 2017, as Israeli forces try to close the roads leading to the village.

Three Israeli settlers were killed Friday in an alleged stabbing attack in the occupied West Bank, according to the Israeli military.

The attacker was reportedly shot by a neighbor; his condition is unclear.

That "status quo" has more or less held for fifty years but Palestinians are constantly vigilant of any indication that Israel is trying to take control over al-Aqsa / the Temple Mount.

The mosque is Islam's third holiest site after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

Resisting worldwide pressure to remove the metal detectors, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet insisted that they were needed to prevent arms being smuggled into the shrine.

Elsewhere, three Palestinians died Friday when clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians turned violent, the Palestinian health ministry said. Thousands of them had prayed in the streets of the Old City, reported The Guardian.

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Mapim president Azmi Abdul Hamid said as a result, he handed over a memorandum protesting the Israeli violence to the embassy via a security guard.

Palestinians argue the security measure is a sign of creeping Israeli control over the holy site.

Israeli police used rubber bullets, water cannons and tear gas against the protesters who rejected to enter Al-Aqsa mosque through the metal detectors at the Lions' Gate [Bab al-Asbat] in the old city of East Jerusalem. The Waqf does not allow non-Muslims to pray on the Mount or bring holy objects to the site; whereas Muslim prayer is unrestricted.

Since Israel captured the Old City it has remained committed to that formula.

At least one Israeli police officer was injured.

The hilltop compound has always been a source of religious friction.

Since 1967, Israel has increasingly cut off east Jerusalem from its West Bank hinterland, leaving the city's Arab residents without a political leadership.

Resident Hashem Abu Diab said the mosque was "the last place we have in this country".

The israeli police stated that it could decide that some persons, at his discretion, did not have to go through the metal detectors.

Violence over Jerusalem holy site kills 6