The escalating conflict in Israel and the occupied territories has played out against a backdrop of religious celebrations — Ramadan for Muslims, Passover for Jews and Easter for Christians.
Israel is lobbying against calls for an urgent session of the U.N. Security Council, following Tuesday's visit by far-right national security minister Itamar Ben-Gvir to a sensitive holy site.
Jewish pilgrims visited early Sunday ahead of a nationalist parade through the Old City, prompting Palestinians to throw rocks and fireworks.
Israeli police entered the compound in the Old City to secure the way for Jewish visitors to the holy site, fueling clashes that left 17 Palestinians wounded.
Some of the most intense attacks hit the Gaza Strip on Thursday night. But the clashes also brought large protests in the occupied West Bank — where at least 10 people reportedly died.
Palestinian health officials say at least 30 people have been killed in Gaza, including 10 children. Three Israelis have been killed by rockets fired by Palestinian militants.
The violent exchange followed intense clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians in Jerusalem, prompting Jewish organizers to cancel the annual Jerusalem Day march.