Clashes erupted Sunday between Palestinians and Police outside the entrance to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem campus on Mount Scopus.
The Palestinians, many of them from the nearby East Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiya, hurled rocks at the cops, who responded with stun grenades. Police said three officers were injured.
"They would not let us get out of the university," said Prof. Avi Kluger, a lecturer at Hebrew University. "I was in my car and they rerouted us to other gateways. There were also people who could not leave on foot. They told us that the road leading to Hadassah Hospital is closed and so is the way to Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, where they were lobbing stones."
The capital city has been gripped by standoffs between Palestinians and police for the passing month.
Earlier Sunday, clashes erupted between Palestinian protesters and police officers in Jerusalem as Muslim worshipers left the al-Aqsa Mosque compound after all-night prayers on Laylat al-Qadr, Islam's holiest night.
At least 10 Palestinians were injured in the clashes at one of the entrances to the Temple Mount where the mosque is located, the Kan public broadcaster reported.
The incident outside Hebrew University occurred ahead of Monday's Jerusalem Day, which marks Israel's capture of the eastern part of the city from Jordan in the 1967 Six-Day War.
Security officials on Sunday urged the government to rethink the annual Jerusalem Day parade, a flag-waving display of Israeli claims to the contested city set to take place Monday, following days of unrest and Israeli-Palestinian clashes in the capital.
The officials called on the government to reconsider the route, the number of marchers and even the event itself.
The recommendation from security officials came after police on Sunday gave the go-ahead for the march, which was set to begin at 4pm Monday on King George Street and follow two routes.
One group of marchers was to enter the Old City via the Damascus Gate, the recent site of repeated clashes between police and Palestinians, go through the Muslim Quarter and end at the Western Wall.
The second group was to enter the Old City via the Jaffa Gate and from there continue to the Western Wall.