Israeli-Palestinian violence has taken a dramatic turn. An Eritrean man has been lynched to death, beaten by a mob in the city of Beersheba. The man was shot and beaten after being mistaken for a terrorist after an attack on Sunday.
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.
Human rights groups have denounced attempts by the Israeli government to shutter Al-Jazeera's operations in the country. Israeli officials have accused the Qatari-owned broadcaster of "supporting terrorism."
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.
The US, Russia, EU and United Nations have expressed concern about escalating violence in Jerusalem. The UN Security Council is to hold closed-door talks and called on all sides to "demonstrate maximum restraint."
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