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Suspects arrested for attacking cops in Old City as Ramadan holy night kicks off

As Laylat al-Qadr prayers are set to begin, police say officers are deployed throughout the Old City, a day after major clashes erupted on the Temple Mount following evening prayers for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

A police statement says the officers are there “to maintain order and allow the arrival of thousands of worshipers to the Temple Mount, while ensuring the safety of those coming to the Old City.”

Police say two officers were assaulted a short time ago in the Old City, with two suspects arrested and taken for questioning.

It also says locals threw rocks at police officers and struck a cop, who required medical care.

A suspect was arrested in connection to the incident. Police say the suspect is receiving medical care and will then be taken for questioning, without elaborating further.

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