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Radical Jews protest at holy Jerusalem site

Published on Jun 10, 2014 1:46 AM
 

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Several dozen radical Jews gathered on Monday at the Jerusalem site known as the Cenacle to protest against Christian pilgrims praying there for Pentecost, a police spokesman said.

"Around 30 Jewish faithful gathered to pray in the presence of (rightwing Likud) MP Moshe Feiglin,"Ms Luba Samri said.

The Cenacle, or Upper Room, on Mount Zion is in a two-storey building considered holy to both Christians and Jews, who regard it as the place where the biblical figure David was buried.

An AFP photographer said Christian pilgrims and tourists were kept by police in one part of the church as militant Jews danced and prayed.

 
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