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Normal prayer returns to Al-Aqsa Mosque after Israel removes security measures

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Here are the headlines for today's ZION news:

- A military appeals court just upheld the manslaughter ruling on Elor Azaria, the Israeli Defense Force soldier who was convicted of manslaughter for killing a neutralized terrorist in Hebron. The courts have rejected Azaria’s appeal, declaring that he will serve his full eighteen months in prison.

- Knesset members Amir Ohana of the Likud party and  Tamar Zandberg of the Meretz party discussed the Elor Azaria case at the ILTV studio.

- A 22-year-old suspect has just been shot and killed by Israeli police in Jaffa while attempting to flee the scene at the Jaffa port. A protest erupted against the Israeli police as hundreds took to the streets of Jaffa joining the funeral procession for the deceased suspect.

- After Israel had taken down most of the security measures a few days prior, normal prayer returned to the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Nearly ten thousand worshipers gathered in Jerusalem on Friday, but tensions are still high at the holy site.

- After nearly two weeks of protests and boycotts at the Temple Mount, Israel tore down the last of its controversial security measures, the metal detectors, the cameras, and the guard rails. Palestinians are celebrating what was for them one of the biggest victories in quite a while.

- Hundreds of Israelis demonstrated last night in Petah Tikvah against Mandelblit’s handling of the criminal cases surrounding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

- Officials from the Palestinian Authority are saying the P.A. will “gradually” resume coordinating security with Israel as long as Israel doesn’t touch Muslim sovereignty on the Temple Mount.

- 82-year old Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was admitted to a Ramallah hospital for a routine checkup. Doctors said Abbas is in good health.

- A huge international study led by the Hebrew University in Israel has revealed that sperm count among western men has plummeted by 50 percent over the last forty years.

- An Israeli startup known as NSO Group that sells spyware tools to intelligence and military agencies all over the world has hit a net worth of $1 billion.

- Micha Oberman, CEO of Lavi Furniture Industries spoke at the ILTV studio about the company that has furnished over 5,500 synagogues worldwide.

- Amazon’s Emmy award-winning series "Transparent" fourth season will be set in Israel.

- Learn a new Hebrew word every day. Today’s word is "shakuf," written שקוף, which means "transparent."

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