Temple Mount re-opens for prayer following deadly Friday attack

July 16, 2017 12:30

Jerusalem's Temple Mount compound has been re-opened for prayer services three days after a deadly attack unfolded on the holy site, resulting in the deaths of two border policemen and three Arab assailants.

Israel was under pressure from Arab and Muslim states as well as Arab organizations within Israel, to let Muslims enter the site for prayers, accusing the government of trying to change the status quo at the sensitive location holy to Muslims and Jews.

Police and Shin Bet spent the weekend scanning the compound for weapons and reportedly found several knives on the premises. 

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