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Palestinians say 15 injured in renewed clashes at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount

Clashes between police and Muslim rioters in Jerusalem's Temple Mount following Friday prayers and a ceasefire in Gaza, May 21, 2021. (Screenshot: Twiiter)
Clashes between police and Muslim rioters in Jerusalem's Temple Mount following Friday prayers and a ceasefire in Gaza, May 21, 2021. (Screenshot: Twiiter)

The Palestinian Red Crescent reports 15 people injured in clashes between Palestinians and police at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount flashpoint holy site.

Jerusalem Police say that immediately as Friday prayers ended, hundreds of young Muslims began rioting, throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at police forces.

Officers were then ordered to enter the site to quell the unrest and disperse the crowd.

The incident comes amid calls by the Hamas terror group for a “day of rage” in the capital. Though Hamas has halted rocket fire to Israel as a ceasefire takes effect in Gaza, it is trying to keep the unrest going on in Jerusalem, where tensions over the Temple Mount and planned evictions of Palestinians in the Shiekh Jarrah neighborhood caused the fighting to erupt.

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Posted by ‎Khatab Nassar خطاب نصار‎ on Friday, May 21, 2021

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