Palestinians torch Jewish shrine amid 'revolution' calls

A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to throw stones at Israeli security forces during clashes on October 15, 2015 in the West Bank city of BethlehemPalestinians torched a site revered by Jews in the West Bank overnight, Israeli and Palestinian sources said Friday, amid calls for fresh protests after more than two weeks of deadly unrest. Video showed what looked like an extensive blaze at the site in the northern city of Nablus known as Joseph’s Tomb, and the Israeli army called the attack “a despicable act” of desecration. Palestinians have called for a “Friday of revolution” against Israel and Jerusalem police barred men under 40 years of age from attending the main weekly prayers at the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque, seeking to keep young protesters away.

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