Israel is closing access to Palestinian neighborhoods and deploying troops to cities after a spate of deadly violence. Tania Krämer in Jerusalem assesses the impact of the measures.
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.
Just seven months after being released from jail the leader of an outlawed Islamic movement has been arrested again. It was unclear if the arrest was linked to recent violence surrounding the Temple Mount holy site.
Muslim leaders have instructed worshippers to return to pray inside Jerusalem's Temple Mount, or Noble Sanctuary. Israel moved to de-escalate tension after a July shooting at the site by removing security devices.
Israel has removed metal detectors at the al-Aqsa Mosque, but Palestinians are still unhappy with the new security measures. The Jerusalem Muslim community has continued to boycott the site.
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