Prayer

An Israeli police officer aims his weapon at Palestinians during clashes at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered police reinforcements deployed to Jerusalem following clashes at a flashpoint holy site. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
July 28, 2017 - 12:59 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on developments at a contested shrine in Jerusalem (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Jordan's religious body that administers a major Jerusalem holy site at the center of recent tensions says Israeli police have lifted all restrictions on Muslim worshippers there. The Waqf...
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Officers from Hamas national security force hold their rifles while marching during a parade against Israeli arrangements in the contested Jerusalem shrine, in front of the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. A senior Muslim official in Jerusalem said Wednesday that worshippers would not return to the contested shrine until Israel removes the new railings and cameras it installed after a deadly attack there. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
July 27, 2017 - 5:11 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Muslim leaders told the faithful to return to pray inside a major Jerusalem holy site on Thursday after Israel removed security devices it installed outside entrances to the shrine following a deadly Palestinian attack at the compound. Thousands of Palestinians had been praying in...
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Officers from Hamas national security force hold their rifles while marching during a parade against Israeli arrangements in the contested Jerusalem shrine, in front of the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. A senior Muslim official in Jerusalem said Wednesday that worshippers would not return to the contested shrine until Israel removes the new railings and cameras it installed after a deadly attack there. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
July 27, 2017 - 5:05 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on developments on a contested shrine in Israel (all times local): 11:55 a.m. A senior Islamic leader in Jerusalem is urging Muslims to skip prayers in neighborhood mosques on Friday and pray en masse at a major Jerusalem shrine at the center of weeks of tensions. Abdel...
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Officers from Hamas national security force hold their rifles while marching during a parade against Israeli arrangements in the contested Jerusalem shrine, in front of the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. A senior Muslim official in Jerusalem said Wednesday that worshippers would not return to the contested shrine until Israel removes the new railings and cameras it installed after a deadly attack there. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
July 27, 2017 - 3:00 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel removed an overhead metal bridge and the railings it had recently installed near a contested Jerusalem holy site following Palestinian outrage over the security measures installed after a deadly Arab attack there, but Muslim leaders told worshippers Thursday to continue...
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Officers from Hamas national security force hold their rifles while marching during a parade against Israeli arrangements in the contested Jerusalem shrine, in front of the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. A senior Muslim official in Jerusalem said Wednesday that worshippers would not return to the contested shrine until Israel removes the new railings and cameras it installed after a deadly attack there. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
July 27, 2017 - 1:10 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel removed an overhead metal bridge and the railings it had recently installed near a contested Jerusalem holy site, meeting a demand by Muslim protesters and causing thousands of Palestinians to celebrate in the streets early Thursday. Muslim leaders said they would decide...
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Palestinians run for cover from tear gas shot by Israeli soldiers during clashes in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Friday, July 21, 2017. Israel police severely restricted Muslim access to a contested shrine in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday to prevent protests over the installation of metal detectors at the holy site.(AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
July 21, 2017 - 11:03 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An escalating dispute over metal detectors at a contested Jerusalem shrine turned violent on Friday, setting off widespread clashes between Palestinian stone-throwers and Israeli troops. Three Palestinians were killed and several dozen injured by live rounds, rubber bullets and...
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July 14, 2017 - 4:14 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Elected officials in North Carolina violated the Constitution by opening meetings with Christian prayers and inviting audience members to join, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a closely watched case that could end up in the Supreme Court. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of...
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Israeli police forensic experts carry the body of a Palestinian at the scene of an attack in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, July 14, 2017. Israeli police say three Palestinians have opened fire at Israelis near an important Jerusalem holy site, wounding two seriously before being killed in a gunfight. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
July 14, 2017 - 11:05 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on an attack by Palestinian gunmen in Jerusalem holy site (all times local): 6 p.m. Israel's government says a Jerusalem holy site that was the site of a deadly attack earlier in the day won't reopen before Sunday, after additional security assessments. The shrine was...
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Israeli police forensic experts carry the body of a Palestinian at the scene of an attack in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, July 14, 2017. Israeli police say three Palestinians have opened fire at Israelis near an important Jerusalem holy site, wounding two seriously before being killed in a gunfight. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
July 14, 2017 - 7:34 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on an attack by Palestinian gunmen in Jerusalem holy site (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Muslim worshippers performed prayers in the streets near Jerusalem's walled Old City after police sealed the area in the wake of a Palestinian shooting attack that killed two Israeli...
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FILE -- In this May 24, 2017 file photo, Jewish men pray at the Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's Old City, during Jerusalem Day celebrations. An Israeli official said Sunday, June 25, 2017 that the government has frozen a long-overdue plan to open a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
June 26, 2017 - 7:06 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A high-profile group of Jewish leaders cancelled a gala event with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to protest his government's decision to scrap plans for a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall. The stunning move reflects an unprecedented gulf that has...
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