Amid high security in the Old City of Jerusalem, thousands of worshipers attended Friday prayers at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Crowds dispersed peacefully from the compound, where entrance to prayer-goers was limited to men aged 50 and older and all women.
Clashes were reported in the West Bank between Palestinians and the IDF following Friday prayers, particularly in Bethlehem, Nablus, Kalkilya, Hebron, Kafr Qadum and the Tomb of Rachel.
The Palestine Red Crescent said that one Palestinian was wounded by live fire, two by rubber coated metal bullets and ten from tear gas inhalation during clashes in Bethlehem.
While the situation in the Old City is currently under control, the Palestinians that gathered to pray at the Temple Mount on Friday expressed their disappointment in the current situation.
In interviews with Israeli television, Palestinians said that the conflict is not yet over and that they were upset about the age limit set for entering the Temple Mount on Friday, as well as the ongoing “occupation” of Temple Mount by Israel and Israeli security forces. A large number of young Palestinians made their way to the entrance of the compound and prayed outside in protest at the restrictions.