Israel declares emergency in Lod as unrest spreads

The site is revered both by Muslims, who call it the Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary), and by Jews, for whom it is known as the Temple Mount. Hamas has called on Israel to remove police there and the predominantly Arab neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, where Palestinian families face the risk of being evicted by Jewish settlers. Hamas launched rockets when its ultimatum fell on deaf ears.

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