Metal detectors placed at Jerusalem holy site amid Islamic backlash

Islamic leaders called on Muslims on Monday to boycott a Jerusalem holy site, which lies at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in protest after Israel set up metal detectors at the site’s entrance gates following a deadly Arab attack there last week.

For the first time in decades, Israel closed the site — sacred to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as the Temple Mount — on Friday, after three Arab Israeli citizens opened fire from the holy compound with automatic weapons, killing two police officers before they were shot and killed.

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