Palestinians walk past the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem before the Friday prayer, on October 23, 2015. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI
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Israel lifted age restrictions for the main weekly prayers at Jerusalem's flash point Al-Aqsa mosque compound Friday, in an apparent bid to ease tensions over the site that sparked a surge in Israeli-Palestinian violence.At least two Palestinians were wounded by Israeli gunfire.Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib, head of the Islamic Waqf which administers Al-Aqsa, said around 25,000 Muslims attended Friday prayers after age restrictions were lifted for the first time since mid-September, when clashes broke out at the site between Palestinians and Israeli police.The Al-Aqsa mosque compound is one of the key sources of tensions between Israelis and Palestinians as it is both the third-holiest site for Muslims and the holiest site for Jews, who call it the Temple Mount.Since Oct. 1, at least 49 Palestinians and one Israeli Arab have been killed in clashes with Israeli police or while carrying out attacks.Eight Israelis have been killed in attacks.One Israeli Jew and one Eritrean have also been killed after being mistaken for attackers.
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