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Jerusalem: Police allow Palestinians access to plaza at Damascus Gate

Police have removed barricades to a traditional gathering place in east Jerusalem for Muslims observing Ramadan.

The move could ease tensions after days of clashes.

  • Deutsche Welle

Israeli police allowed Palestinians to gather and celebrate Ramadan outside Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate Sunday night, giving them access to a square that had become the…

“It was ordered to remove the barriers after consultations with religious authorities, local leaders and shop owners,” an Israeli police spokesman told Reuters news agency.

He said the decision was made “to ensure peace and…

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