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  Elul 29, 5775 , 13/09/15

Arab MKs Harass, Attack Police on Temple Mount

Near the end of today's (Sunday) visits to the Temple Mount, a young Arab man was seen walking towards the al-Aqsa Mosque while holding a rock.

Police approached the man and grabbed the rock, at which point the man fell to the ground in what bystanders called a provocatory manner. A group of men immediately began yelling and approaching the police. Several Arab members of Knesset were reportedly in the group.

Police officers pushed the group back, at which point the MKs called the officers a number of offensive names and claimed that the presence of Israeli police on the Temple Mount is itself a provocation. They also allegedly attacked one officer.

An official police statement claims that the officers and border guards maintained their cool and did not respond to the incitement by the MKs.

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