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The Latest: Israel sets age limit on Jerusalem holy site in push for calm after violence

  • Palestinians pray as Israeli border police officers stand guard during Muslim Friday prayers outside the Al-Aqsa Mosque after Israel barred men under 45 from the  mosque compound, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. A rash of individual attacks between Palestinians and Israelis threatened to spread throughout Israel Friday as a 14-year-old Israeli and a police officer were stabbed in separate incidents while an Israeli stabbed four Arabs in the southern city of Dimona. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    Palestinians pray as Israeli border police officers stand guard during Muslim Friday prayers outside the Al-Aqsa Mosque after Israel barred men under 45 from the mosque compound, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. A rash of individual attacks between Palestinians and Israelis threatened to spread throughout Israel Friday as a 14-year-old Israeli and a police officer were stabbed in separate incidents while an Israeli stabbed four Arabs in the southern city of Dimona. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli border police officers walk in the Old City of Jerusalem before Friday's Muslim prayers Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. A rash of individual attacks between Palestinians and Israelis threatened to spread throughout Israel Friday as a 14-year-old Israeli and a police officer were stabbed in separate incidents while an Israeli stabbed four Arabs in the southern city of Dimona. A Palestinian woman pulled out a knife and tried to stab a security guard at the bus station in Afula, in northern Israel Friday afternoon, police said. The guard opened fire and injured the Palestinian before she could hurt anybody, police said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    Israeli border police officers walk in the Old City of Jerusalem before Friday's Muslim prayers Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. A rash of individual attacks between Palestinians and Israelis threatened to spread throughout Israel Friday as a 14-year-old Israeli and a police officer were stabbed in separate incidents while an Israeli stabbed four Arabs in the southern city of Dimona. A Palestinian woman pulled out a knife and tried to stab a security guard at the bus station in Afula, in northern Israel Friday afternoon, police said. The guard opened fire and injured the Palestinian before she could hurt anybody, police said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli troops take aim during clashes with Palestinians, near Ramallah, West Bank, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Recent days have seen a string of attacks by young Palestinians with no known links to armed groups who have targeted Israeli soldiers and civilians at random, complicating Israeli efforts to contain the violence, which has been linked to tensions over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Israeli troops take aim during clashes with Palestinians, near Ramallah, West Bank, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Recent days have seen a string of attacks by young Palestinians with no known links to armed groups who have targeted Israeli soldiers and civilians at random, complicating Israeli efforts to contain the violence, which has been linked to tensions over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israelis following days of violence. (all times local)

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8:30 a.m.

Israeli police are barring young Muslim men from Jerusalem's most sensitive site as a measure to ensure calm after several days of violence.

Spokeswoman Luba Samri said Friday that men under 45 are barred from the Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

The age limit has been set intermittently in an attempt to ensure calm as it's mostly younger Palestinians involved in the violence.

Unrest began about three weeks ago as Palestinians repeatedly barricaded themselves inside the Al-Aqsa mosque and hurled rocks and firebombs at police.

It was fueled by Palestinian allegations that Israel plans to change the delicate arrangement at the hilltop compound, holy to Jews and Muslims. Israel has adamantly denied the allegations and accused Palestinian leaders of incitement.