Jews of Ethiopian descent accuse Israeli authorities of discriminating against them. This is a serious matter as there are anywhere close to 125,500 Jews of Ethiopian origin in Israel, some 5,400 of whom serve in the Israeli military.
Israel closes gates of al-Aqsa Mosque
Israeli police stepped up security measures around the flashpoint mosque, deploying hundreds of troops in surrounding areas and erecting roadblocks at the entrances of the mosque. Only men over 50 and women were allowed to enter mosque after undergoing rigorous inspection