Heavy police presence greets Muslim worshippers at disputed Jerusalem holy site

November 7, 2014 9:15 AM

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JERUSALEM – Israel has deployed more than 1,300 police to deal with possible violence as Muslim worshippers flock to a hotly contested holy site in Jerusalem for weekly prayers.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says the officers were deployed Friday "to maintain law and order in the area."

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