Riots on Temple Mount, Palestinians throw explosive device at police
The Jerusalem Police closed all entrances to the Temple Mount on Tuesday after Palestinians reportedly threw a Molotov cocktail at a police outpost on the compound.
Dozens of policemen entered the compound after the incident..
The policemen ordered all worshipers to leave the compound. Eyewitnesses said scuffles broke out between the police and scores of Palestinians.
The incident took place a day after Interior Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan vowed that there will be “no second mosque on the Temple Mount” and said that, “God willing” Jews will be able to pray there freely “in the future.”
The office of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the events and warned of an escalation as a result of these clashes, Ynet reported.
Abbas’s office further said he is engaged in “intensive discussions” with Jordan and other parties to prevent further escalations.
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