Is­rael, Jor­dan strike deal on Jerusalem holy site

Daily Trust - - INTERNATIONAL -

Is­rael and Jor­dan have agreed on moves aimed at re­duc­ing ten­sions sur­round­ing a prom­i­nent holy site in Jerusalem, US Sec­re­tary of State John Kerry says.

Is­sues re­lat­ing to the com­plex have been at the cen­tre of fresh vi­o­lence be­tween Is­raelis and Pales­tini­ans.

Mr Kerry was speak­ing af­ter talks in Jor­dan, the for­mal cus­to­dian of what is known to Jews as the Tem­ple Mount and as Haram al-Sharif to Mus­lims.

He said Is­rael had re­newed a pledge to main­tain ex­ist­ing rules there.

In the lat­est up­surge of vi­o­lence, at least eight Is­raelis have been killed and dozens wounded in knife or gun at­tacks by Pales­tini­ans, fol­low­ing ru­mours that Is­rael was plan­ning to change the rules - some­thing Is­rael de­nies.

About 50 Pales­tini­ans, in­clud­ing sev­eral of the at­tack­ers, have been killed in re­cent weeks.

Ten­sions are high around the holy site in Jerusalem

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