The Palestinian Authority has held its weekly cabinet meeting in the
town of Hebron to protest Israel's decision to include two contested
holy sites in a Jewish heritage project.
The cabinet moved the meeting from Ramallah Monday to symbolically
assert it rights to the Tomb of Patriarchs in the West Bank town.
The tomb is holy to both Muslims and Jews and rests in an area the Palestinians want as part of a future state.
The Palestinians also object to Israel's plan to include another shrine, Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem, in the heritage project.
Israeli President Shimon Peres has pledged to keep the sites open to both Israeli Jews and Palestinian Muslims.
But Palestinian leaders say the move is an attack on the holy places and a violation of international law.
The controversy has sparked almost daily clashes in Hebron between rock-throwing Palestinians and police in the past two weeks
In East Jerusalem Monday, Israeli police say a gunman slightly wounded a security guard. The shooter's motivation is unclear.
Jerusalem has been tense since Palestinian protesters clashed with
Israeli police Sunday at the site of the al-Aqsa mosque and the Western