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Group Attacks Egypt Official in Jerusalem

Muslim extremists attacked the Egyptian foreign minister as he tried to pray at a key Jerusalem holy site Monday, jostling him, shouting abuse and overshadowing his efforts to restart peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Ahmed Maher, 68, appeared badly shaken as bodyguards and Israeli police whisked him out of the compound, while protesters hurled shoes and shouted at him. The guards supported Maher by his shoulders as he grimaced in pain and clutched his chest. Police arrested seven suspects in the attack on Maher. Witnesses heard him gasping, “I’m going to choke, I’m going to choke,” as he left the compound in a bedlam of shoving and shouting through a gate above the Western Wall, a Jewish holy site. Full Story

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