UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will make a snap visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories on Tuesday, in a high-profile gambit to stem Israeli-Palestinian monthlong violence.
The visit comes amid that stoked in Jerusalem a month ago over tensions surrounding a contested holy site - known to the Jews as Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary - sacred to both Jews and Muslims. Palestinians say the Israeli government is allowing greater access to the area by Jewish nationalis...
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