The Jerusalem Post's top 4 stories of July 16

Israel to reopen Temple Mount after deadly Friday terrorist attack, nearly one thousand Jordanians protest over cancelled Friday prayers in Al Aksa, Prime Minister Netanyahu on state visit to France.

July 16, 2017 02:36
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The Dome of the Rock is seen during sunset on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City. (photo credit: REUTERS/AMMAR AWAD)


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1. After a deadly terrorist attack on Temple Mount left two police officers dead and three wounded on Friday, Israel closed the gates to the Old City of Jerusalem and suspended Friday prayer in al-Aksa mosque. Following new security arrangements, including new cameras, metal detectors and more security forces on location, Temple Mount will gradually be re-opened to prayers on Sunday.
Read more:Israel to reopen Temple Mount following attack, tread carefully amid heightened tensions.

2. Roughly one thousand Jordanians demonstrated in Amman on Saturday in protest against the security measures taken by Israel at Temple Mount. Israel's moves were Described by Jordanian government spokesman Mohammad Al Momani as an "attack on the right of Muslims to practice their religious rituals in their holy sites."
Read more: Jordanians take to the streets to protest shutdown of Temple Mount following attack

3. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will participate in a commemoration ceremony in memory of the mass arrest of Jews in the French capital during World War II in Paris on Sunday.
Read more:Netanyahu to attend commemoration of WWII mass roundup of Jews in Paris.

4. Radical Danish Imam Sheikh Abu Bilal Ismail reappeared in Berlin to deliver a sermon on Friday after, in a previous sermon at Berlin's Al-Nur mosque, he called on Allah to "destroy the Zionist Jews." Berlin Mayor Michael Müller was admonished by Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid for keeping silent.
Read more: Berlin Mayor rebuked over Imam's call to kill Jews and stone women

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