Clashes Erupt at Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound
Clashes broke out between Palestinians and Zionist security forces at Jerusalem’s flash point Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday, the last day of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, Zionisy police said.
A police statement said young Palestinians “threw stones and fireworks at police and border police forces,” who responded with “riot dispersal means”, a moderated term for the use of excessive force and violence against stone-throwers.
Calm returned to the compound later in the morning and most police had withdrawn but Israeli Arab activists remained inside, AFP correspondents reported.
Muslims have been alarmed by an increase in visits by settlers and fear rules governing the compound will be changed.
Visits by settlers were stopped on Sunday and age restrictions on Muslim men entering the compound lifted.