Middle East: Attack at the Dome of the Rock

A pro-Israeli gunman shatters the Easter peace in Jerusalem

Jerusalem's Temple Mount, sacred to both Jews and Muslims, is potentially the most explosive point of contact between the two peoples. Since the Israelis captured it from the Arabs in June 1967, the low hill inside Jerusalem's historic walled city has remained largely free of violence. But on Easter Sunday, as thousands of Christian pilgrims flocked into the Old City, a lone gunman, dressed in an olive-green Israeli military uniform, turned the uneasy calm into a day of bloodshed at the Temple Mount and throughout the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

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