Israeli authorities have once again implemented strict measures, preventing Palestinians from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem for Friday prayers for the sixth consecutive week.
The mosque remains nearly deserted, with only around 4,000 Palestinians, mostly elderly individuals, managing to reach it amid heightened control by Israeli forces over the surrounding streets.
The increased Israeli security presence, particularly in the Old City and entrances leading to the mosque, has led hundreds of Palestinians to perform Friday prayers on the streets.
Despite the significant impact on religious practices, Israeli authorities have not provided official reasons for restricting Muslim access to Al-Aqsa. Meanwhile, recent actions by the Israeli army in the West Bank have resulted in the deaths of at least seven individuals.
An overnight operation in a Jenin refugee camp claimed five lives, according to Israeli reports, while the Palestinian health ministry in Ramallah reported three fatalities and 15 injuries, four of them critical, in the same incident.
In the southern region, two individuals were reported killed by Israeli army bullets at the entrance to Hebron.
Additionally, three Palestinians lost their lives at a checkpoint on a road connecting Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Bethlehem the day before.
Palestinians in the occupied West Bank have reported an increase in harassment from Israeli settlers since the conflict began, further exacerbating tensions in the region.