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Tension escalation in Jerusalem hampers efforts to resume stalled peace talks
July 21,2017   By:Xinhua
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July 21, 2017 -- Palestinian women hold pictures of Israeli soldiers attacking women in the courtyard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque during a protest against the closure of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem in the West Bank City of Nablus, on July 18, 2017. The Al-Aqsa Mosque was closed on July 14 after three Palestinians and two Israelis policemen were killed in an armed attack. Israel announced on July 16 the reopening of some of the entrances to Al-Aqsa Mosque gradually, after setting up electronic gates, surveillance cameras and sensitive equipment for "security reasons," which the Palestinians strongly rejected. (Xinhua/Ayman Nobani)

RAMALLAH, July 21, 2017 -- The current escalation of tension between the Palestinians and Israel in Jerusalem will hamper the efforts of resuming the stalled peace process between the two sides, Palestinian analysts warned Tuesday.
 
The occupied eastern part of the city of Jerusalem has been under intense tension since Friday, following Israel's closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque after three Palestinians and two Israelis policemen were killed in an armed attack.
 
On Sunday, Israel announced the reopening of some of the entrances to Al-Aqsa Mosque gradually, after setting up electronic gates, surveillance cameras and sensitive equipment for "security reasons," which the Palestinians strongly rejected.