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Israel to block Palestinian entry into west Jerusalem
Israeli police released a map of the 112 roadblocks dotted around Jerusalem, aimed at "preventing Arab traffic from disrupting the holiday in predominantly Jewish neighborhoods", according to Israel National News.
"Like every year, the police are preparing for Yom Kippur in Jerusalem with officers, Border Police officers, and volunteers, who are positioned across the city and work throughout the holiday to ensure public order," a police spokesperson said.
Thousands of Jews will also visit the Western Wall in East Jerusalem's Old City on the religious holiday, which ends on Wednesday evening
To mark Yom Kippur, dozens of Jewish settlers stormed East Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque, the third holiest site in the Islamic faith, on Tuesday morning.
The Muslim Waqf (Endowment) Council in Jerusalem, which runs al-Aqsa Mosque, has called on the Israeli government to halt these excursion.
Hundreds of Jewish settlers also forced their way into the compound at the end of September on Rosh Hashanah, the festival which marks the start of the Jewish new year.
The head of the Supreme Islamic Authority in Jerusalem, Sheikh Ikrema Sabri denounced the storming of the mosque saying that, "these intrusions are constantly being repeated, especially during Jewish festivals".
He told the Arabi 21 news website that "through these incidents, the Israeli occupation wants to impose a new situation… but these attempts will fail because Muslims always stand up to them".
Jewish extremist groups which advocate for the demolition of al-Aqsa Mosque and the building of a Jewish temple in its place often call on Israelis to storm the compound.
Israel occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in the 1967 Six-Day War in a move never recognised by the international community.
Agencies contributed to this report.