Photos of the Day: Haram al-Sharif, The Temple Mount, and the Old City

Women pray at the female section of the Western Wall. Photo: Saman Malik

Israeli Police on Sunday, March 23, with riot gear at the ready, on the bridge to Haram al-Sharif/The Temple Mount. On Thursday, March 21, violent protests followed a visit to the Mount by right-wing Knesset member Moshe Feiglin. Photo: Evan Simko-Bednarski

Reading the Qur’an on the Haram Al-Sharif. Photo: Kali Kotoski

Praying towards Mecca. Photo Kali Kotoski

Praying towards Mecca. Photo: Kali Kotoski

Reading the Quran at Haram Al-Sharif. Photo Kali Kotoski

Women reading the Qur’an at Haram Al-Sharif. Photo: Kali Kotoski

Inside al-Aqsa Mosque. Photo: Saman Malik

A man studying the Qur’an inside al-Aqsa Mosque. Photo: Saman Malik

Overlooking the Old City. Photo Kali Kotoski

Overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem. Photo: Kali Kotoski

The Western Wall. Photo Kali Kotoski

The Western Wall on the way up to the Temple Mount. Photo: Kali Kotoski

Beggar and child in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City. Photo: Kali Kotoski

Boys play with toy guns in the market outside the Temple Mount. Photo: Evan Simko-Bednarski

Boys play with toy guns in the market outside the Temple Mount. Photo: Evan Simko-Bednarski

 

A souk, or open-air marketplace, in the Arab Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. Photo: Yvonne Juris.

A souk, or open-air marketplace, in the Arab Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem. Photo: Yvonne Juris.

A drunk man outside of the Old City at Jaffa Gate. Photo: Kali Kotoski

IDF Soldiers wait outside of the Jaffa Gate to return to their units after the weekend. Photo: Evan Simko-Bednarski

IDF Soldiers wait outside of the Jaffa Gate to return to their units after the weekend. Photo: Evan Simko-Bednarski

Overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem at dusk. Photo: Saman Malik

 

Lead photo: Two women descend the stairs from the Dome of the Rock on the Haram al-Sharif. (The Land/Evan Simko-Bednarski)