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Group of Jews removed from Temple Mount after waving Israeli flags

Police say they have removed a group of Jews from the Temple Mount for violating the rules at the holy site in Jerusalem’s Old City.

An unspecified number of group members have been detained, according to police. A statement from the force doesn’t specify what rule the visitors violated, but the group’s removal comes after a number of Jewish religious nationalists waved Israeli flags on the Temple Mount.

The statement also says numerous Palestinians were arrested after clashing with police on the Temple Mount.

Police estimate some 1,800 non-Muslims visited the site this morning. The Temple Mount will again be open to non-Muslims this afternoon.

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