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Former Israeli soldier returns Al-Aqsa Mosque keys 56 years after stealing them

Former Israeli soldier Yair Barak returned the keys of al-Mughrabi Gate, one of the doors of the western wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque to Palestinians, 56 years after he stole them, he says, while serving with the Israeli army in Jerusalem.

Video footage showed Barak handing the keys to Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib, director-general of the Islamic Endowments Department in Jerusalem

Barak, now a researcher at Tel Aviv University, expressed his remorse for stealing the keys and said this was a symbolic step that should continue with the Israeli government returning to Palestinians their lands, rights, respect, independence, freedom and security.
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