The latest violence was preceded by a vicious attack carried out by Jewish settlers against Palestinians on Wednesday.
Thousands have filled the occupied East Jerusalem plaza, some waving Palestinian flags, after police permitted them access to the tiered entrance to Jerusalem's Old City.
Israeli forces hit Hamas positions early Saturday after it said three rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip.
The incidents, which followed the start of Ramadan on April 13, have broken a period of calm in contested city at core of Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Israeli police punched Ofer Cassif, the only Jewish member of the Joint List, an alliance of Arab parties in Israel’s Knesset and tried to put him in a headlock before dragging him to the ground. A cop was later seen briefly kneeling on his chest.
May 22 election in occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza is part of a broader push for reconciliation between President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction and Hamas, which governs Gaza.
Israeli-run Jerusalem Municipality claimed the Turkish aid agency's plaque was removed because “it was placed without permission,” but official documents accessed by Anadolu Agency disprove this pretext.
Regional experts say Palestinians will continue to suffer from the Israeli occupation despite the change of guard in the government.
Since the onset of the health crisis, Palestinian officials allege the Arab population of Israeli-occupied east Jerusalem has been overlooked by Israeli efforts to curb the spread of the virus.
Since 1993, Palestinians have seen persistent Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank which triggered two Palestinian intifadas, or uprisings, the second lasting from 2000 to 2005.
Tensions heightened in Occupied East Jerusalem after Israel installed metal detectors at Al Aqsa compound. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says ties with Israel will remain suspended "unless all measures go back to what they were before July 14.
Muslims in the West Bank and Occupied East Jerusalem staged protests as Friday prayers were meant to start. They are opposed to Israel's installation of metal detectors at the Al Aqsa Mosque complex.
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