Police break into Temple Mount in pursuit of stone-throwing Arabs


Israel police officers stationed at the Mughrabi Gate break into Temple Mount to disperse rioters after being pelted by stone-throwers.

By Noam (Dabul) Dvir



Police forces who were pelted with stones in Jerusalem’s Mughrabi Gate stormed the Temple Mount compound on Friday. Police said several Arab youths were hurt while running away from officers, who used shock grenades.

Israel Police enter Mughrabi Gate - Photo: Adam Ze'evi

Israel Police enter Mughrabi Gate – Photo: Adam Ze’evi

The worshippers were removed from the site. No arrests were reported.

Last Sunday, Jerusalem police closed the Temple Mount following a scuffle between Jews and Muslims. The clash erupted after several Jews began to sing Hanukkah songs. Police arrested two Jews and two Muslims.

Earlier, dozens of youth entered the al-Aqsa Mosque and began to hurl stones at police.

(צילום: AFP)

Police disperse rock-throwing Arabs – Photo: AFP

The month of September saw several violent incidents in the capital. Arab youths hurled stones at police near the Damascus Gate. One officer was lightly wounded in his hand and three protesters were arrested. A fourth suspect was later arrested in Ras al-Amud.

Two days earlier, police and Border Guard forces broke into the Temple Mount after dozens of Palestinian youths hurled stones, firecrackers and tear gas at police.


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