Israel ramps up security in Jerusalem's Old City

September 18, 2015 12:35 PM

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Israel ramps up security in Jerusalem's Old City

JERUSALEM Israel deployed hundreds of extra police around the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday after Palestinian leaders called for a 'day of rage' to protest at new Israeli security measures.

Around 800 extra police were posted in the heart of the city and adjacent Arab neighbourhoods, where tensions have been high for the past week, following violent clashes at al-Aqsa Mosque and stone-throwing attacks by Palestinians against Israeli cars.

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