Clashes Continue Between Palestinians, Israeli Forces in Jerusalem

EGYPTIAN STREETS

Archive photo of Israeli police forces in the old city of Jerusalem. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli Forces have been ongoing in Jerusalem since last Friday. The dispute started after the Israeli Forces had set metal detectors at entrances of  Haram Al-Sharif, also known as Temple Mount, in the Old City.

Clashes erupted in several places at the entrances of Jerusalem city. Israel claims that the metal detectors were put after three Arab-Israeli armed men had shot two police officers dead. The police said that handful of weapons were found on the site and the gunmen were killed.

Despite the several calls of the Palestinian Fatah party for mass demonstrations, only several hundreds showed up, according to the Times of Israel.

The metal detectors are a routine security measure, according to the Israeli forces. Israel and Jordan are responsible for running the site under a status quo agreement. This agreement stipulates that Muslims are allowed to enter and pray. However, Jews and other visitors are allowed to visit but are forbidden from praying there.

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