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Kerry: ‘Firm Commitments’ to Restoring Status Quo at Al-Aqsa Mosque

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanian leaders have all agreed on steps to reduce tensions surrounding worshippers at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque. Those steps include Israel lifting restrictions that barred Muslim worshippers under the age of 35 from the mosque. At issue in the recent outbreak of violence are new Israeli settlements on occupied territory and restrictions to the al-Aqsa mosque, Islam’s third holiest site and the most holy in...

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