10 Palestinians arrested for leading Temple Mount riots in July

Israeli security forces arrest 10 East Jerusalem men who authorities say led clashes that broke out on the Temple Mount this summer.

On July 27, Israeli police squared off against Muslim worshipers, who barricaded themselves inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

During the clashes, four Israel Police officers were injured and the holy site was shut down for several hours.

According to the Shin Bet security service, this violence was led by a group of 10 East Jerusalem residents, at least two of which have criminal backgrounds.

“The cell purchased fireworks, which were smuggled onto the Temple Mount in order to use them to attack security forces stationed outside the mount at the end of Friday prayers,” the Shin Bet says.

— Judah Ari Gross

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