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Israel deploys more forces in Jerusalem amid anti-Islam film protests
Israel deploys more forces in Jerusalem amid anti-Islam film protests
Israeli policemen hold their weapons as they walk down stairs during clashes with Palestinian protesters in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City Feb. 24, 2012. (Reuters)

Protests took place in the northern West Bank and Gaza City on Thursday, with protesters saying that the film was a direct act of provocation by the US against Muslims.

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Israeli authorities are deploying more forces in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday after a film about the Prophet Muhammad triggered anti-American protests across the Muslim world, reported on Ma'an news agency. 

Israel Police will increase forces around the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Israeli news site Ynet reported quoted Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch saying.

Protests took place in the northern West Bank and Gaza City on Thursday, with protesters saying that the film was a direct act of provocation by the US against Muslims.

Sam Bacile, a Jewish American citizen who said he produced, directed and wrote the two-hour film.

Bacile said the film cost $5 million, some of which was paid by more than 100 Jewish donors, the AP said.

Sam Bacile admitted that his film was intended to be a provocative statement condemning Islam.



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