After several hours, Jerusalem highway reopened in both directions

Police say Route 1 has been reopened in both directions after several hours in which it was blocked by Arab Israelis when their buses were stopped at a checkpoint.

Meanwhile, police report disruptions to traffic on Route 443 after Muslim worshipers begin marching on the highway.

Police say they stopped the buses because some passengers were planning to riot at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City, as prayers for Laylat Al-Qadr — one of the holiest nights during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan — are set to be held there this evening.

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