Israeli right-wing activists attend a prayer rally for the recovery of Yehuda Glick, a far-right Jewish activist, in Jerusalem, November 1, 2014. (REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)
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An Israeli far-right lawmaker visited the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem Sunday, pressing for Jews to be allowed to pray there despite heightened tensions over its status.In renewed clashes with Israeli police Saturday night around East Jerusalem, 17 Palestinian protesters were detained, police spokeswoman Luba Samri said, raising to 111 the number arrested in protests since Oct. 22 . Housing Minister Uri Ariel Sunday joined in calls for Israel to change the status quo by allowing Jews not only to visit the compound but also to pray there.
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