Violent clashes broke out in Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday evening as Muslim worshipers kept up mass demonstrations and refused to enter a sacred plaza outside a contested shrine, even after Israel removed the metal detectors that had sparked the unrest.
The move by Israel was a bid to defuse tensions that have sown a tide of unrest and a diplomatic crisis.
But mass prayer services devolved into rock throwing, with Israeli police forcibly dispersing the demonstrators with sound bombs. A witness said that several demonstrators were injured by police gunfire.
The escalation in tensions began July 14 when an Arab Israeli shot and killed two Israeli police officers at the...