Eight Palestinians were arrested Friday, following clashes on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City during which stones were hurled at Israeli security forces.
The incident occurred following Friday prayers at the site.
Dozens of masked Palestinian protesters took part in the clashes, according to reports.
The detainees were transferred to a nearby security facility for questioning, Israel Radio reported. The remaining protesters retreated into the al-Aqsa Mosque after being warded off by the police, according to Army Radio.
No injuries were reported during the incident.
Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces at the Temple Mount have become commonplace in recent months.
The Temple Mount compound, which holds the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque, is considered the third holiest site in Islam and the holiest site to Jews as the site of the two ancient Jewish temples.
The site’s profile as a point of contention between Israelis and Arabs has risen in recent months, as right-wing politicians and activists have been vying in Israel’s Knesset to pass legislation that would allow Jewish prayer at the compound.
Palestinian officials have attacked the bill as an attempt to change the status quo inside the al-Aqsa Mosque and warned of grave repercussions if such a law were to pass.
Elhanan Miller and Spencer Ho contributed to this report.