IS­RAEL RE­OPENS HOLY SITE AF­TER DEADLY AS­SAULT

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Hun­dreds of Mus­lim wor­shipers vis­ited a Jerusalem holy site Sun­day as Is­rael re­opened the com­pound af­ter a rare clo­sure in re­sponse to a deadly shoot­ing last week that raised con­cerns about wider un­rest.

For the first time in decades, Is­rael closed the site — known to Mus­lims as the No­ble Sanc­tu­ary and to Jews as the Tem­ple Mount — on Fri­day af­ter three Arab cit­i­zens of Is­rael opened fire from the sa­cred site with au­to­matic weapons, killing two po­lice of­fi­cers. The at­tack­ers were shot dead in­side the com­pound.

Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu said the site would with in­creased se­cu­rity mea­sures, in­clud­ing metal de­tec­tors and ad­di­tional se­cu­rity cam­eras.

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