World After deadly shooting, Israel says Jerusalem's Noble Sanctuary to reopen Sunday

22:55  15 july  2017
22:55  15 july  2017 Source:   Reuters

Several casualties in shooting near Jerusalem holy site: police

  Several casualties in shooting near Jerusalem holy site: police Three attackers opened fire near Jerusalem's holiest site on Friday, wounding three Israelis, two of them critically, before they were killed, Israeli police said. Army Radio said the shooting took place near the sacred site known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount.Police said the three attackers were killed by security forces. The Israeli ambulance service Magen David Adom said two of the Israelis wounded were receiving life-saving treatment.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will reopen the Noble Sanctuary -Temple Mount compound on Sunday , a statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday, after the holy site had been shut down over a deadly shooting attack.

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FILE PHOTO - An aerial view shows the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, and the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City © REUTERS/Eliana Aponte/File Photo FILE PHOTO - An aerial view shows the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, and the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City

Israel will reopen the Noble Sanctuary-Temple Mount compound on Sunday, a statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday, after the holy site had been shut down over a deadly shooting attack.

Two Israeli policemen were shot dead by three Arab-Israeli gunmen on the outskirts of the compound on Friday. Its closure by police hours before Friday prayers prompted anger among Muslim worshippers and Arab states who called for one of the city's holiest sites to be reopened without delay.

(Reporting by Maayan Lubell; Editing by Richard Balmforth)

Crisis over Jerusalem holy site intensifies ahead of Friday prayers .
<p>Days of escalating clashes and a diplomatic crisis over recently installed Israeli metal detectors at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City is stoking concern of a new wave of violence ahead of Friday prayers.</p>Girding for a surge of friction at noontime prayers on the Muslim day of rest, the Israeli army put five extra battalions on alert. Meanwhile, international diplomats called for a compromise as Israel and Jordan looked for a path to defuse a standoff before Friday.

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