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News in Brief 21 September 2023

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UN meets over Israel-Palestine violence

An emergency meeting of the UN Security Council was held on Friday to address the continuing violent clashes between Israelis and Palestinians.

Tensions rose in September, over Palestinian concerns that Israel was planning to change visiting rules for the Al Aqsa compound in Jerusalem, a site revered by both Muslims and Jews.

The Israeli government has denied any such plan.