Israeli cops battle Muslims at Al-Aqsa mosque | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 06, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 06, 2010

Israeli cops battle Muslims at Al-Aqsa mosque


Palestinian stone throwers run from stun grenades fired by Israeli border police at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, one of Islam's holiest sites, during clashes yesterday. Photo: AFP

Israeli police stormed Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound -- one of Islam's holiest sites -- yesterday after protesters threw stones following the main weekly prayers, police and witnesses said.
Police fired tear gas and threw stun grenades in an attempt to disperse the protesters.
"Our officers entered the compound after volleys of stones were thrown at Jewish worshippers at the Western Wall, below the mosque compound," Jerusalem police spokesman Shmulik Ben Ruby told AFP.
An AFP photographer at the site reported seeing 10 Palestinians and five police officers injured in the clashes.

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