Friday prayers at Temple Mount end peacefully, officials say

Authorities say this afternoon’s prayers at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount have ended peacefully.

Firas Dibs, an official from the Jordanian religious body that administers the holy site, says tens of thousands attended Friday prayers.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says prayers ended without incident. Police were out in force in anticipation of mass demonstrations.

Muslims only returned to the site yesterday after about two weeks of praying in the streets nearby to protest new Israeli security measures placed at the site in the wake of the July 14 terror attack that killed two police officers.

— AP

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