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New clashes at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound

Palestinian demonstrators clash with Israeli police at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound after the morning prayers in east Jerusalem
— Jerusalem (AFP)

New clashes between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters broke out on Friday at the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem.

The Israeli police stormed the compound and fired teargas and rubber-tipped bullets at stone-throwing Palestinian youths, said an AFP photographer on the scene.

The clashes come after a month of deadly violence, as the Jewish festival of Passover overlaps with the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

The violence has sparked international fears of a major escalation, a year after similar unrest led to an 11-day war.

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