LIVE: Jerusalem Day celebrations in capital amid elevated tensions

Bolstered police forces continued to asses the situation in the capital throughout the day Sunday as tensions rose in light of Israel’s annual Jerusalem Day holiday.

This year’s 49th-annual Jerusalem Day, which commemorates the reunification of the city and Israel’s establishment of control in Jerusalem’s Old City after the Six Day War in 1967, falls ahead of the expected first day of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan.

On Sunday morning, more that 750 people, including some 556 tourists, visited the Temple Mount ahead of large-scale afternoon events.


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