Israeli police raid al-Aqsa mosque after clashes; two dead in Gaza

Palestinian demonstrators gather during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, in the southern Gaza Strip July 27, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli troopers entered Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, the third-holiest shrine in Islam, and carried out arrests on Friday in what police described as a pursuit of youths who had lobbed rocks and fireworks during clashes with its forces outside. The rare raid, on a site that is an emblem of Palestinians’ statehood hopes […]

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