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  4/16/2014, Nissan 16, 5774

Temple Mount Closed to Public


Jerusalem police forces closed the Temple Mount site to public visitation after tens of Arab youths rioted in the area earlier today (Wednesday).  The officers are simultaneously heightening security detail in Jerusalem’s old city, in order to allow Jews to pray at the Western Wall and frequent other holy sites.

Earlier today, tens of Arab youths threw rocks and firecrackers at police forces guarding Temple Mount. The officers pushed the rioters back, but 1 officer was wounded in the process.