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Kerry: Israel Promises to Keep Jerusalem Holy Site Agreement

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Oct. 22, 2015.  (Getty Images)

Saturday, 24 Oct 2015 09:47 AM

AMMAN, Jordan — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that Israel had promised to maintain the tradition that only Muslims are allowed to pray at a holy site in Jerusalem, an issue at the center of recent violence.

"Israel will continue to enforce its long-standing policy on religious worship ... at the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif, including the fundamental fact that it is Muslims who pray on the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif, and non-Muslims who visit," Kerry said after meetings in Amman.

He added that Israeli officials and the Muslim Waqf, custodians who manage the site which houses the al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam's third holiest site, would meet to discuss ways of easing tensions and that both would provide 24-7 video surveillance there.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that Israel had promised to maintain the tradition that only Muslims are allowed to pray at a holy site in Jerusalem, an issue at the center of recent violence.
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