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Israeli police officers stand guard during a protest on May 12

Israeli police officers stand guard during a protest on May 12, a day that resulted in nearly 400 arrests across Israel.

Tensions are high between the nation’s Jewish and Arab citizens, who disagree over policing of holy sites in Jerusalem and other longstanding issues.

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said the country was gripped by civil war.

Both he and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged citizens to cease their attacks on each other.

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