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Riots rock Israel amid row with US

‘UNBREAKABLE BOND’With Jerusalem facing its most serious protests in years, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reaffirmed her country’s support for Israel

AFP , JERUSALEM

Netanyahu responded in a statement: “The State of Israel appreciates and cherishes the warm words from Secretary of State Clinton on the deep ties between the US and Israel and the US commitment to Israel’s security.”

Later yesterday, Israel reopened the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound and lifted a days-old lockdown of the occupied West Bank, a day after Jerusalem saw the heaviest Palestinian rioting in years.

Rosenfeld said his forces remained on high alert for any unrest but that the mosque compound — the holiest site for Jews and the third holiest for Muslims — had been reopened.

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