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Police: ‘Small group of rioters’ throw ‘large rocks’ at officers from within Al-Aqsa Mosque

An image of rocks police say were thrown toward officers from inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount, May 29, 2022 (Israel Police)
An image of rocks police say were thrown toward officers from inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount, May 29, 2022 (Israel Police)

Police say “a small group of rioters” barricaded inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque is throwing “large rocks” toward Israeli officers stationed outside.

Police say in a statement that apart from the disturbance at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Temple Mount is generally calm.

The statement says that Jewish visitors are set to begin arriving at the compound, and that officers are located at a number of locations across the site.

Far-right MK Itamar Ben Gvir is among the Jewish visitors expected at the site this morning.

The planned visit is set to take place just hours ahead of the controversial Jerusalem Day Flag March. Hamas fired a barrage of rockets at Jerusalem during last May’s march, sparking an 11-day Gaza-Israel war.

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