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Israelis, Muslims at odds over bridge work near holy site

Area’s control is sore point since takeover after 1967 war

An Israeli stood near a viewpoint overlooking a wooden ramp leading up to the sacred compound known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount. An Israeli stood near a viewpoint overlooking a wooden ramp leading up to the sacred compound known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount. (Ronen Zvulun/REUTERS)
By Matti Friedman
Associated Press / December 13, 2011
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Israel closed a pedestrian walkway next to Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site on Monday before work to replace it, despite vehement Muslim objections to any construction at the site. The dispute illustrated how the holy city’s clashing religious claims and sensitivities can turn even the most mundane aspects of urban life into potential conflict.

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