Violence erupts as Israel marks Jerusalem Day

Tensions in the city were particularly high as Israel was marking "Jerusalem Day", its annual celebration of the capture of East Jerusalem, and the walled Old City that is home to Muslim, Jewish and Christian holy places, in a 1967 war.

Al-Aqsa, Islam's third-holiest site, has been a focal point of violence in Jerusalem at the height of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

In an effort to dial down tensions, Israeli police said they had banned Jewish groups from paying Jerusalem Day visits to the holy plaza that houses al-Aqsa, and which Jews revere as the site of biblical Jewish temples.

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