Is­lamic lead­ers boy­cott site in Jerusalem over metal de­tec­tors

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JERUSALEM — Is­lamic lead­ers called on Mus­lims on Mon­day to boy­cott a Jerusalem holy site at the heart of the Is­raeliPales­tinian con­flict in a ges­ture of protest af­ter Is­rael set up metal de­tec­tors at the site’s en­trance gates fol­low­ing a deadly at­tack there last week.

For the first time in decades, Is­rael closed the site — sa­cred to Mus­lims as the No­ble Sanc­tu­ary and to Jews as the Tem­ple Mount — on Fri­day, af­ter three Arab Mus­lim Is­raeli cit­i­zens opened fire from the holy com­pound with au­to­matic weapons, killing two po­lice of­fi­cers be­fore they were shot and killed.

Is­rael re­opened the com­pound to Mus­lim wor­ship­pers on Sun­day af­ter im­pos­ing new se­cu­rity mea­sures, in­clud­ing metal de­tec­tors at the en­trance gates and ad­di­tional se­cu­rity cam­eras.

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