Dozens of Palestinians were wounded in the clashes. In front of him, five passengers were injured on the buses. Police detained two suspected stone-throwing Palestinians. There were even more serious clashes on Temple Mount on Friday, with Israeli policemen detaining more than three hundred Palestinians. In anticipation of that, Israeli security forces were placed in increased readiness for that day because the coincidence of the second Friday of the Muslim month of fasting, Ramadan, the Christian Good Friday procession in the Old City, and the eight-day Jewish Passover coincided.
The outrage of the Palestinians was triggered by the intention of a handful of Jews to go up to the Temple Mount, where the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third most important holy site for Muslims, stood on the site of a demolished Jewish shrine in 70, to present a traditional Passover sacrifice. Under Israeli-Palestinian agreements, the Temple Mount, known in Arabic as al-Haram as-Sarif, is controlled by Muslims, but security issues are the responsibility of Israeli police. Jews are allowed to visit, but it is forbidden to pray and perform religious rites there. Not far from the Temple Mount is the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher, where Catholics attended Easter Sunday Mass.
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