Arabs riot in Jerusalem

Dozens of Arabs throw rocks and bottles at police near Temple Mount.

Ido Ben Porat ,

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Dozens of Arabs rioted outside the gates of the Temple Mount on Tuesday evening and threw rocks and bottles at police.

Police dispersed the rioters using crowd dispersal measures. Two policemen were lightly injured.

In Ras al-Amud, rocks were thrown at a Border Police force. The officers were searching the area for suspects.

Channel 2 News reported that the chief preacher of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, said during the demonstration, "We are here to protect Al-Aqsa. I call on the Muslims to go to the mosque in large numbers on Friday."

Since last Friday’s terrorist attack on the Temple Mount, in which two Druze policemen were murdered, there have been ongoing protests and riots in Jerusalem against the police's decision to erect magnetometers at the entrances to the Temple Mount.