Prayers are held in Maroun al-Ras in protest of the metal detectors Israel installed at Al-Aqsa Mosque, Friday, July 21, 2017. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Zaatari)
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Palestinian and Lebanese nationals held prayers together Friday in a south Lebanon border town to protest Israel's control of the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, a security source told The Daily Star.At noon, more than 500 people, both Sunni and Shiite, gathered at the Iran Garden in the Bint Jbeil district border town of Maroun al-Ras to hold Friday prayers, in an event hosted by Hezbollah. Palestinians had agreed to hold a "Day of Rage" Friday in protest against Israeli security measures imposed at the Al-Haram al-Sharif compound in Jerusalem, coinciding with the main weekly Muslim prayers.Israel initially closed the site for two days following the attack, shutting it for last Friday's prayers.
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