The United States, the European Union, and the United Nations expressed concern about what is happening and called for a reduction in tension.
The protests are sparked by Israel’s plans for the possible relocation of Palestinians living in territory claimed by Jewish settlers.
According to Reuters, 163 Palestinians and six Israeli police officers were injured in the clashes.
The participants of the clashes threw stones at the police, who responded by using rubber bullets and stun grenades.
The clashes take place in the old city of Jerusalem near the Al-Aqsa Mosque, considered the world’s third most important Islamic shrine.
Representatives of the United States, the European Union, and the United Nations expressed concern about what is happening.
“Washington is deeply concerned about the growing tensions in Jerusalem,” said Deputy State Department Spokeswoman Jalina Porter,” and both sides must reduce tensions and avoid a violent confrontation.”
UN spokesman Rupert Colville called on Israel to “stop any actions that lead to forced evictions and increased tensions.” Israel’s Supreme Court will hold a hearing on Monday on the relocation of Palestinian families living in the Sheikh Jarah neighborhood of East Jerusalem.