Clashes at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque before contested Israeli flag march

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By Crispian Balmer and Sinan Abu Mayzer

Israeli police faced off with Palestinians holed up inside Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque on Sunday as hundreds of Jews visited the holy compound ahead of a contentious Jewish nationalist march through the heart of the Old City.

The annual Jerusalem procession celebrates Israel’s capture of the Old City in the 1967 Middle East war and draws thousands of cheering, chanting participants to its narrow, stone streets.

Palestinian factions have warned that the flag-waving parade through the city’s Muslim quarter could re-ignite their decades-old...


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Clashes at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque before contested Israeli flag march


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