Six people were killed in violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank as protests grew over Israeli security measures at the holy site known to Jews as Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif.
US President Donald Trump has confirmed that the US will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite opposition from a number of world leaders. The US embassy is to relocate from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is at the center of competing claims and ideologies, as well as demographic changes and power grabs. DW examines why the city is so contested and Israel's policy in East Jerusalem.
The Israeli premier has claimed that recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital "makes peace possible." The EU has criticized Washington's unilateral recognition, saying it undermines a political solution to the conflict.
Israel is preparing for further unrest after Palestinian factions called for a "Day of Rage." A wave of protest followed US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
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