Israeli police have fired tear gas, rubber bullets and sound grenades to clear Palestinian worshippers from the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem following a standoff at one of the gates to the site.
Earlier, thousands of Palestinians had gathered at the mosque for the first day of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha on Sunday.
The day coincided with the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’av, which typically sees an increase in Jewish visits to the holy site.
Al Jazeera speaks to Rami Khouri, professor of Journalism at the American University of Beirut, who joins us live from Beirut.
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