Palestinian shoppers walk near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, under the watchful eye of Israeli police and wall-mounted security cameras. Amid the recent violence, there's talk of placing cameras inside the city's most contested religious site, known as the Temple Mount to Jews and the Al-Aqsa mosque compound to Muslims. Daniella Cheslow for NPR hide caption

toggle caption Daniella Cheslow for NPR

Palestinian men shout slogans next to Israeli police as they await permission to enter what Jews call the Temple Mount and Muslims call the Nobel Sanctuary, on Nov. 5, in Jerusalem, Israel. On Friday, Israel dropped age restrictions on men attending Friday prayers, a move aimed at lowering tensions around access to the contested shrine. Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images

Palestinian stone-throwers take cover behind doors during clashes with Israeli police in Jerusalem on Thursday. For months, the streets of East Jerusalem have been tense, with frequent clashes between police and Palestinians. Ammar Awad/Reuters/Landov hide caption

toggle caption Ammar Awad/Reuters/Landov

An Israeli police officer gestures in front of the vehicle of a Palestinian motorist who rammed into pedestrians in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Ammar Awad/Reuters /Landov hide caption

toggle caption Ammar Awad/Reuters /Landov

Menachem Zivotofsky and his father, Ari Zivotofsky, gather to speak to media outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Monday. The court is taking its second look at a dispute over the wording of U.S. passports for Americans born in Jerusalem, a case with potential foreign policy implications. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

toggle caption Carolyn Kaster/AP

Ari Zivotofsky (center) walks with then 9-year-old son Menachem, outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Nov. 7, 2011. Their case, regarding the desire to have their son's U.S. passport list his place of birth as Israel, returns to the Supreme Court this Monday. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

toggle caption Evan Vucci/AP

The Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, known by the Jews as the Temple Mount, is seen in Jerusalem's Old City. Israel closed the site to all visitors on Thursday following an assassination attempt on a right-wing Jewish activist. Sebastian Scheiner/AP hide caption

toggle caption Sebastian Scheiner/AP

A Palestinian throws a stone during clashes with Israeli police after prayers on the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan in East Jerusalem on Friday. The clashes came ahead of the funeral of a slain Palestinian teenager. Baz Ratner/Reuters /Landov hide caption

toggle caption Baz Ratner/Reuters /Landov

Palestinian protesters throw stones toward Israeli police during clashes in the Shuafat neighborhood in Israeli-annexed Arab East Jerusalem on Wednesday, after a Palestinian teenager was apparently abducted in what's thought to be an act of revenge for the murder by militants of three Israeli youths. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images

A boy chooses fruit from a stall as Jerusalem market vendors swirl around him. Jonathan Lovekin/Ten Speed Press hide caption

toggle caption Jonathan Lovekin/Ten Speed Press

Israeli rescue workers and paramedics cleaned a pool of blood at the bus stop in Jerusalem after today's attack. (March 23, 2011). Ariel Schalit/AP hide caption

toggle caption Ariel Schalit/AP

The Two-Way

Explosion In Jerusalem; Many Casualties

"Scores of ambulances converged on the area, near the central bus station and a city conference hall in downtown Jerusalem," Reuters reports.

Listen Loading… 0:28
  • Playlist
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor