Jerusalem police faced the most violent Friday so far in the month of Ramadan, a traditionally tense time when thousands of people pour into the Old City to pray at the Al Aksa Mosque. Seven were arrested in clashes at Damascus Gate and the entrance to the Dome of the Rock Plaza in a variety of incidents.
In the largest clashes, dozens of worshippers tried to force their way through a police checkpoint outside Damascus Gate. Police broke up the rioting up using water cannons and shock grenades. Two people were arrested.