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Thousands of Muslim prayer goers are attending Friday prayers in the Old City of Jerusalem.
While things have been quiet during the morning, tensions are expected after the prayers.
US President Donald Trump's declaration in which he recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel drew wide-scale criticism among Palestinians in Jerusalem and the UN Security Council is meant to discuss the matter today.
Police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld told the Jerusalem Post: "Police units mobilized in and around the area of the old city ready to respond if necessary to any incidents if they occur. there are no age limits implemented on the temple mount today. Security assessments are continuing"