Disorder on Temple Mount after Friday morning prayers at Al-Aqsa

Tensions were expected this week after the release of the Trump administration’s peace plan for the Middle East.

PALESTINIAN MEN pray on the Temple Mount as they mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha on August 11. (photo credit: AMMAR AWAD / REUTERS)
PALESTINIAN MEN pray on the Temple Mount as they mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha on August 11.
(photo credit: AMMAR AWAD / REUTERS)
Dozens of worshipers held a procession chanting nationalistic slogans at the end of Friday morning prayers on the Temple Mount, Israel police said in a statement. Following the disorders, police forces entered the area and dispersed the crowd, restoring the calm, it added.
Friday prayers at al-Aqsa Mosque recently have been used to protest against Israeli actions at the site. Confrontations between worshippers and Israel forces have been taking place every Friday for the past two weeks.
Tensions were expected this week after the release of the Trump administration’s peace plan for the Middle East, also known as the "Deal of the Century."
On Wednesday, protests took place across the West Bank and Jerusalem, and two Palestinians were arrested after attempting to carry out a stabbing attack against a police officer on the Temple Mount.
The site, referred to in Hebrew as Har Habayit (Mount of the House) and in Arabic as Haram esh-Sharif, is considered holy by both Judaism and Islam.