Watch: Jews Pray, Muslims Riot on Temple Mount

Police footage captures Tisha B'Av violence by Islamist gangs on Temple Mount, while Jews pray peacefully at Kotel.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Muslim rioters on Temple Mount (file)
Muslim rioters on Temple Mount (file)
Sliman Hader / Flash 90

Israeli Police have released footage showing some of the violence perpetrated by Muslim extremists on the Temple Mount over Tisha B'Av.

Islamists used the Al Aqsa Mosque as a base for the attacks, barricading themselves inside with stockpiles of rocks, wooden boards, fireworks and other projectiles.

The rioters had intended to use the deadly stockpile to launch attacks against Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount - Judaism's holiest site - as well as for attacks on security services, but were stopped after police, acting on a tip-off, swooped in and preemptively dispersed them, seizing their weapons.