Palestinians riot on Temple Mount

Masked Palestinian men riot this morning on the Temple Mount, throwing rocks and fireworks at police forces at the Mughrabi Gate as the holy site is opened to visitors.

The young men blockaded two entrances to the mount to keep the police from sealing the entrances themselves.

Police and Border Police forces pushed the rioters back into the mosque on the site.

Five police officers were lightly wounded in the skirmish, according to Israel Radio.

Police say the situation on the mount is under control.

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