Despite heightened tensions that have led to violence in the past weeks, more than a thousand Jews visited the Temple Mount in Jerusalem Tuesday to commemorate Tisha B’Av, setting a record for the most Jewish visitors to the site in a single day.
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Thousands of Muslim worshipers returned to the Temple Mount Thursday, with violent clashes erupting at the holy site. Earlier, Muslim leaders had called for a boycott of the Temple Mount in protest of metal detectors installed by Israelis.
Two Israeli police officers were killed last week inside the Temple Mount compound during a shootout with three Arab-Israeli gunmen. All three attackers were killed.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced this week that the U.S. and Qatar have signed an agreement to fight terrorism despite the Arab nation's continued support for Hamas.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu celebrated America’s Independence Day aboard the U.S. Navy’s newest and largest aircraft carrier, the USS George H. W. Bush.