Israel said upping security readiness ahead of possible Jerusalem tensions

Israeli security forces are upping their level of readiness ahead of what could be a particularly tense weekend in Jerusalem, according to Hebrew media reports.

Besides tomorrow being the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the reports also cite tensions over the pending evictions of Palestinian families in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, which Hamas has warned Israel over.

Additionally, Monday is Jerusalem Day, a day that usually sees a right-wing march through the Old City’s Muslim Quarter ending at the Western Wall, which has in the past been blamed for increased tensions between Jews and Arabs.

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