Israeli police preparing for a Palestinian “day of rage” increased their presence in Jerusalem on Friday but set no extra restrictions on access for worshippers at the flashpoint Al Aqsa Mosque, saying they had no indication of unrest there.
Palestinian factions have called for demonstrations in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Islamist group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, has urged Palestinians to launch a new uprising.
Thousands of protesters in Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia joined protest rallies on Friday and authorities there tightened security outside U.S. embassies. On Thursday at least 31 Palestinians were wounded in clashes with Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank and over the Israel-Gaza border. Protests also took place in Jordan, Turkey, Pakistan and Tunisia.