Hundreds of cops to be deployed to Jerusalem Old City ahead of Friday prayers

Israeli security forces will be on high alert tomorrow in Jerusalem, with thousands of extra police officers being deployed to the Old City ahead of the Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount.

Jerusalem police chief Doron Yadid has ordered troops to be on alert, Channel 13 reports, after a day of violence that included three attacks on Israelis, a shooting attack near the Temple Mount and a car-ramming terror attack elsewhere in the capital.

The Muslim prayers on Friday frequently become displays of anti-Israel incitement and terror support during times of escalating tensions.

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