US ‘deeply concerned’ by Israeli attacks on Al-Aqsa mosque

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The United States said on Friday it was “deeply concerned” after more than 150 Palestinian worshippers were wounded in Israeli attacks in Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound. Israeli forces fired hand grenades, tear gas and live rounds on Friday when they stormed the holy site before dawn prayers. 400 Palestinians were also arrested. Eight Palestinians remain in intensive care. “We call on all sides to exercise restraint (and) avoid provocative actions and rhetoric,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement. “We urge Palestinian and Israeli officials to work cooperatively to lo…

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