Israeli police fire rubber bullets at protesters as Jerusalem tensions rise

Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters on Friday in the latest violence at Jerusalem’s flashpoint al-Aqsa mosque compound, as the UN voiced deep concern at spiralling unrest. The Palestinian Red Crescent said 57 people were wounded. Officers fired teargas and rubber-tipped bullets at stone-throwing Palestinian youths. Tensions have been soaring in and around the compound coinciding with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and the Jewish celebration of Passover. More than 170 people, mostly Palestinian protesters, were wounded over the weekend.

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