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The Latest Scuffles break out at tense Jerusalem holy site

JERUSALEM — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local):

2 p.m.

Palestinian officials say scuffles have broken out at the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem’s Old City after guards at the mosque refused to allow an Israeli policeman to enter for a routine security check because he was wearing a religious skullcap known as a kippah.

Firas Dibs, a spokesman for the Islamic authority that oversees the site, says scuffles erupted on Monday between dozens of worshippers and police after the guards closed the doors to the mosque and barricaded themselves inside. He says the director of the mosque was lightly wounded.

The gold-domed mosque is part of the Al-Aqsa mosque complex, which Muslims consider their third holiest site after Mecca and Medina. It is the holiest site for Jews, who refer to it as the Temple Mount because it was the location of the second biblical temple.

The holy site is at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and past clashes there have sparked widespread violence.

Israeli police could not immediately be reached for comment.

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10:30 a.m.

The Gaza Health Ministry says a 14-year-old Palestinian who was shot by Israeli forces during mass protests along the perimeter fence over the weekend has died of his wounds.

The ministry’s statement says Abdelraouf Salhah was shot in the head during the protest last Friday. A 43-year-old female activist was also killed, and two dozen Palestinians were wounded.

Hamas has been orchestrating weekly mass protests along the perimeter fence since last March to protest an Israeli and Egyptian blockade imposed on Gaza when the Islamic militant group seized power in 2007. At least 187 Palestinians have been killed since the protests began, and thousands of Palestinians have been wounded. An Israeli soldier was also killed.

Israel says it’s protecting its border from infiltrators who could carry out attacks.