Muslim worshipers pray during the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
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Tens of thousands of Palestinians rallied in support of war-torn Gaza Monday as they gathered to pray at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque at the start of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.Others wore T-shirts proclaiming support for Hamas's armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, which has been locked in a 21-day confrontation with Israeli troops in Gaza.The conflict has so far claimed 1,036 lives in Gaza and 46 in Israel.The ongoing violence in Gaza has escalated tensions across the West Bank and annexed east Jerusalem, with angry protestors clashing nightly with Israeli police and troops, AFP correspondents said.
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