2 policemen injured by stone-throwers on Temple Mount
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2 policemen injured by stone-throwers on Temple Mount

Dozens of young worshippers attack security forces at mosque; three arrested

Lazar Berman is a former breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

Israeli police approach Palestinian protesters on the Temple Mount after weekly Friday prayer services, February 22, 2013. (photo credit: Sliman Khader/Flash90)
Israeli police approach Palestinian protesters on the Temple Mount after weekly Friday prayer services, February 22, 2013. (photo credit: Sliman Khader/Flash90)

Worshippers at the Al Aqsa mosque on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount threw stones at Israeli police officers Wednesday morning, injuring two.

One policeman was transported to the hospital for medical treatment for wounds to his face.

The altercation broke out when dozens of youngsters in the mosque began flinging rocks at security forces. Others joined them inside the building, and police prevented them from leaving.

According to the Palestinian Ma’an news agency, Jewish worshippers were allowed to enter the Temple Mount at 8 a.m. setting off stone throwing by Palestinians.

Three suspects were arrested and the mosque returned to normal operations.

On Tuesday, two senior members of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel were arrested for incitement to create disturbances on the Temple Mount.

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