Female worshippers at Western Wall (Kotel)
Female worshippers at Western Wall (Kotel)Flash90

A 73-year old Jewish woman who came to pray at the Western Wall was wounded Tuesday morning by Arab rock-throwers on the Temple Mount above the Western Wall Plaza.

The woman, who was lightly wounded, was treated on the scene before being evacuated to the Hadassah Ein Karem hospital.

Police are still searching for the attackers.

On Tuesday, Israeli authorities closed the Temple Mount to Jews and other non-Muslim visitors, noting that Arab rioters had clashed with police the past two days.

MK Yehuda Glick (Likud) criticized the decision to shut down the holy site to Jews and tourists.

“We cannot allow a situation where dozens of tourists and Jews wanting to visit the Temple Mount, from which the call of 'Nation shall not lift up sword against nation' is supposed to emanate, are repeatedly held hostage by a violent rabble roused by radical Islamic clerics."

Glick called on the police to “fight unflinchingly” against Muslim rioters on the Temple Mount.