Jerusalem Muslims, Jews gather in peace amid high security

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More than 75,000 Muslims prayed at the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem on Friday as more than 25,000 people attended the nearby funeral of one of the spiritual founders of the Jewish settler movement. The two gatherings, carried out under the watchful eyes of 4,000 Israeli police who had fanned out across Jerusalem early Friday morning, went ahead without incident, police said.The heightened presence came on the third Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and days after a series of Israeli military strikes in Gaza killed more than a dozen people, amid fears of Palestinian revenge attacks and protests.

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