Israel to take steps to calm holy site unrest: Kerry

Palestinian men walk past the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem on October 23, 2015US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday that Israel had agreed on steps to calm tensions over Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque, at the centre of Palestinian unrest, including 24-hour security cameras. Several hours later, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeated his pledge of “upholding unchanged the status quo of the Temple Mount”, as Jews refer to the highly-sensitive site, which allows Muslims to pray at the site, and non-Muslims to visit, but not pray.

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