#AceWorldNews – JERUSALEM – April 17 – Palestinians have said 25 people were hurt during a clash with police on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, including one seriously, according to the Haaretz daily.
Clashes continued for several hours on Wednesday between Israeli police officers and dozens of young Palestinians.
One officer was slightly wounded amid stone-throwing by the protesters.
Police allowed some Jews onto the Temple Mount after the clashes subsided, but hundreds of visitors were turned away.
Tensions have increased recently, and most incidents involve Jews attempting to access the area in order to pray or demonstrate a Jewish presence.
#AceWorldNews – April 16 – Israeli police on Wednesday stormed a holy site in Jerusalem to disperse a riot, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.
Palestinian rioters hurled stones and firecrackers from atop the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, AP reported.
Police then entered the site and dispersed the rioters with tear gas and other non-lethal means, Rosenfeld said.
The compound is Islam’s third-holiest site. Israel captured the area from Jordan in the 1967 war. Jews typically pray below at the Western Wall, but an increased number of them have started praying at the Temple Mount as well.
#AceNewsServices – JERUSALEM – April 13 – (ALJ) – Israeli soldiers and police have hurled stun grenades at Palestinian worshippers after entering the holy Haram al-Sharif compound in Jerusalem.
Violence erupted on Sunday morning after Israeli police opened one of the walled compound’s gates to non-Muslim visitors after dawn prayers.
The Palestinians had remained in the courtyard of the al-Aqsa mosque in anticipation of an incursion by groups of Jewish extremists.
The Haram al-Sharif, which includes the al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock, is Islam’s third holiest site and is known to Jews as the Temple Mount.
Although non-Muslim visitors are permitted, Jews are not allowed to pray at the site, even under Israeli law.
Courtesy of Al Jazeera