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  • Vatican: Jerusalem needs “internationally guaranteed” special status

    Vatican: Jerusalem needs “internationally guaranteed” special status

    A Vatican diplomat has told the UN Security Council the historical status quo of the holy sites in the Holy Land is “a matter of profound sensitivities,” and reminded them that Jerusalem is sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Israel sparked a crisis by unilaterally installing metal detectors at the Temple Mount, leading to Muslims accusing the Jewish state of trying to expand control at the site under the guise of security.

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  • Israel begins removing metal detectors from Temple Mount

    Israel begins removing metal detectors from Temple Mount

    Israel has begun removing metal detectors it installed in response to an Arab attack that killed two Israeli police guards at the Muslim-administered area of the Temple Mount, leading to protests from Muslims accusing Israel of trying to expand control at the site under the guise of security.

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  • Pope Francis calls for “moderation and dialogue” in Jerusalem crisis

    Pope Francis has called for “moderation and dialogue” during the unrest in the Holy Land after Israel installed metal detectors at the Western Wall/Noble Sanctuary in Jerusalem. Christians and Muslims fear the move violates the “Status Quo” which has governed access to several Jewish, Christian, and Muslim holy sites for centuries.

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