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Dawn of protest: Palestinians stand against 'deal of century' at prayers

Palestinians flock to holy sites in the Great Fajr Campaign, to protest the "deal of the century" and its implications for Haram al-Sharif.
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RAMALLAH, West Bank — Thousands of Palestinians have taken to the mosques in Jerusalem and the West Bank in protest against Washington’s Middle East plan, known as “the deal of the century,” and its proposed arrangement of opening up Al-Aqsa Mosque compound to the worship of all religions.

“Jerusalem’s holy sites should remain open and available for peaceful worshippers and tourists of all faiths. People of every faith should be permitted to pray on the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif, in a manner that is fully respectful to their religion, taking into account the times of each religion’s prayers and holidays, as well as other religious factors,” reads the 181-page plan, designed by Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law.

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