Prayer rights protest at Jerusalem's Western Wall erupts into clashes

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Hundreds of demonstrators arrive at holy site despite plea by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to show ‘patience ’ over issue

A protest by non-Orthodox rabbis from around the world over equal Jewish prayer rights at the Western Wall in Jerusalem – including mixed gender prayers – descended into violent scuffles amid mounting anger at the Israeli government which they accuse of foot-dragging over the issue.

The demonstration had been called over the failure of the Israeli government to provide a promised egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall, which was agreed in January after three years of negotiations.

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