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JERUSALEM – Israeli police have lifted the age limit for Muslim men who want to pray at a contested holy site in Jerusalem that is sacred to both Jews and Muslims and where tensions have soared in recent weeks.
The development came a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Jordan's King Abdullah II in an attempt to restore calm in Jerusalem.
Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says Muslim worshippers of all ages can visit the site for the traditional Friday prayers.
Police had banned Muslim men younger than 35 from praying at the site to try and quell violent protests by Palestinians there.
Samri says police are investigating claims that an 11-year-old Palestinian boy was injured during a protest Thursday in east Jerusalem.