Two Arab rioters were arrested on the Temple Mount Friday morning, after violent clashes broke out on the holy site earlier, following morning prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Arab rioters threw rocks and shot fireworks at security forces, who responded with tear gas and rubber bullets. One of the rocks landed inside the Western Wall plaza.
The Red Crescent reported three people were injured during the clashes.
The Israel Police said that the police forces, led by the Jerusalem District Commander, had no choice but to enter the Temple Mount area, and use riot dispersal means in order to repel the rioters. The police activity continues.
Meanwhile, the defense establishment is deploying forces in large numbers for the last Friday of the month of Ramadan. Thousands of policemen were deployed around the Temple Mount and many streets around the Old City were closed to traffic.
Clashes also broke out on the Temple Mount on Thursday morning, when police dispersed several dozen rioters on their way out of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, arresting one.
Worshippers at the scene also attempted to quell the disturbance, preventing rioters from causing further damage before police arrived.
Police released a statement, saying they would "continue to allow freedom of worship while taking measures against the rioters and lawbreakers harming the multitude of worshippers at the holy site."