An Arab terrorist on Friday night tried to steal a weapon from a Border Police officer who was stationed at the Chain Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.
The Israel Police said that officers who were at the scene opened fire towards the terrorist and eliminated him. There were no reports of injuries among the officers.
Following the incident, according to reports, forces in large numbers were deployed to the area and the entrances to the Temple Mount were closed.
Clashes also developed between security forces and merchants in the Old City.
The incident comes on the second Friday of the month of Ramadan, which had to this point proceeded without any unusual incidents.
Clashes between security forces and merchants in the Old City of Jerusalem:
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