Police & Border Guards forces push back rioters into Al-Aqsa mosque after being pelted with large rocks and fired at with firecrackers, finally restoring order.
By Noam (Dabul) Dvir
Riots broke out on the Temple Mount shortly after the complex was opened for visitors on Wednesday morning, the eve of Rosh Hashanah.
Dozens of masked youth, who set up blockades at the entrance to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, started throwing firecrackers, rocks and stones at police forces stationed at the Mugrabi Gate.
YASAM and Border Police troops entered the Al-Aqsa compound and pushed the rioters back into the mosque, as rioters continued pelting them with large rocks.
The troops removed the blockades set up by the rioters and locked the doors of the mosques with the rioters inside.
Four policemen were lightly wounded in the clashes and treated on the scene by police medics.
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