Christian worshippers lock arms during a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday during Holy Week in Jerusalem's Old City April 18, 2014. (REUTERS/Ammar Awad)
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Elsewhere in the Old City, Israeli police limited access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, fearing more unrest after days of clashes.It has frequently been a flashpoint in the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said this week that Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are striving to reach an agreement to extend the talks beyond their April 29 deadline.EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton called on Israel to bolster the flagging talks by reversing recent actions in the occupied West Bank.Ashton viewed with "great concern" an Israeli decision to declare an area near the Gush Etzion settlement south of Bethlehem as state land and approval of a new Jewish settlement in the southern city of Hebron, a statement from her office said Friday.
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