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Dozens arrested in night of chaos in Jerusalem

Israeli police on Friday said 44 people were arrested and 20 officers were wounded in a night of chaos in Jerusalem.

Security forces separately clashed with Palestinians angry about Ramadan restrictions and Jewish extremists who held an anti-Arab march nearby.

Tensions have spiked in recent days in Jerusalem, which has long been a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and is home to holy sites sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims.

Residents braced for possible further unrest as police stepped up security and the U.S. Embassy appealed for calm.

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