The Palestinian Museum in Birzet, in the West Bank, has opened its inaugural show after a 15-month delay. The highly political exhibit focuses on the contested holy city of Jerusalem.
The Palestinian Museum has stood empty for over a year, but is now tackling a touchy topic in its first art and history exhibition: Jerusalem, where many Palestinians are not allowed to go.
King Abdullah II has flown to the West Bank to meet with Palestinian President Abbas for the first time in five years. The trip is being viewed as a message to Israel, particularly over a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site.
Tensions in the West Bank have flared enormously with deaths on both sides of the conflict. Israel has now appeared to offer some concessions over contentious security precautions that led to bloody violence.
Israel has again banned men under 50 from entering the contentious holy site in Jerusalem for Friday prayers. The move comes after more than 100 people were injured in clashes.
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