World

Israel calls up reservists over violence with Palestinians at Jerusalem holy site

  • A Palestinian man uses a slingshot during clashes with Israeli troops outside Ofer military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. Palestinians in the West Bank protest in solidarity with protesters against the increasing number of Jewish visitors to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    A Palestinian man uses a slingshot during clashes with Israeli troops outside Ofer military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. Palestinians in the West Bank protest in solidarity with protesters against the increasing number of Jewish visitors to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iranian women hold anti-Israeli placards while chanting slogans in a protest after Friday prayer service in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Hundreds of worshipers staged an anti-Israeli protest for its response to Palestinians protest against unusual numbers of Jewish visitors at Al-Aqsa mosque compound in recent days. Chanting “Death to Israel” and “Death to the U.S.,” demonstrators condemned an “Israeli invasion to Al-Aqsa” mosque. State TV said similar protests were held in several other major Iranian cities. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

    Iranian women hold anti-Israeli placards while chanting slogans in a protest after Friday prayer service in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Hundreds of worshipers staged an anti-Israeli protest for its response to Palestinians protest against unusual numbers of Jewish visitors at Al-Aqsa mosque compound in recent days. Chanting “Death to Israel” and “Death to the U.S.,” demonstrators condemned an “Israeli invasion to Al-Aqsa” mosque. State TV said similar protests were held in several other major Iranian cities. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iranian women hold anti-Israeli placards at a protest after Friday prayer service in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Hundreds of worshipers staged an anti-Israeli protest for its response to Palestinians protest against unusual numbers of Jewish visitors at Al-Aqsa mosque compound in recent days. Chanting “Death to Israel” and “Death to the U.S.,” demonstrators condemned an “Israeli invasion to Al-Aqsa” mosque. State TV said similar protests were held in several other major Iranian cities. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

    Iranian women hold anti-Israeli placards at a protest after Friday prayer service in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Hundreds of worshipers staged an anti-Israeli protest for its response to Palestinians protest against unusual numbers of Jewish visitors at Al-Aqsa mosque compound in recent days. Chanting “Death to Israel” and “Death to the U.S.,” demonstrators condemned an “Israeli invasion to Al-Aqsa” mosque. State TV said similar protests were held in several other major Iranian cities. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)  (The Associated Press)

Israel has called up a few hundred reservists to beef up security following outbreaks of violence and Palestinian riots at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site.

Friday's decision to draft border police officers came after a week in which Palestinians repeatedly clashed with police at the site in Jerusalem. One Israeli died and several were wounded elsewhere during the week.

Police put thousands of officers on patrol and also banned Muslim men under the age of 40 from praying at the site.

The site, holy to Jews and Muslims, is a frequent flashpoint. Its fate is a core issue at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Palestinians view Israeli visits to the area as a provocation.

Smaller clashes continued in Jerusalem and in the West Bank city of Hebron on Friday.