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Day of Rage at Al-Aqsa Mosque

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July 21, 2017 at 10:33 am

Sheikh Omar Qiswani, head of the Islamic Waqf (R) and worshippers perform prayers outside one of the main entrances to the Al-Aqsa mosque, refusing to enter because of new metal detectors installed at entrances as the holy site re-opened for the first time on Sunday since a two-day closure following a deadly shootout in Jerusalem on July 16, 2017 [Mostafa Alkharouf / Anadolu Agency]

Palestinians are to gather outside Al Aqsa for a “Day of Rage” in protest of new Israeli “security measures” put in place this week. Following a deadly shootout and brief closure of the mosque, Palestinians pledge to hold Friday prayers outside the compound, condemning the installation of metal detectors at gates to the complex.