U.N. leader to visit Israel, Palestinian territories amid tensions

October 20, 2015 9:06 AM

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U.N. leader to visit Israel, Palestinian territories amid tensions

Palestinian anger has been fueled in part by tensions over the Jerusalem holy site that is claimed by both sides.

In recent years, hardline Jewish activists have increasingly demanded greater access to the site -- revered as the Temple Mount by Jews and the Noble Sanctuary by Muslims.

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