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Eastern Jerusalem Arab Residents Clash With Police

reprinted from Arutz 7
17:30 Aug 04, '06 / 10 Av 5766

(IsraelNN.com) Arab residents of the eastern capital clashed with police earlier on Friday afternoon after they were not permitted on the Temple Mount for Friday afternoon prayer services. The incident occurred near the Rockefeller Museum.

Police used stun grenades to restore order. Police imposed restrictions, only permitting male residents 40 or over, with Israeli identity cards, to take part in the Friday prayer service.

Police clash with Arab teens trying to enter Mount

reprinted from The Jerusalem Post
Aug. 4, 2006 14:01

by Etgar Lefkovits

Jerusalem police on Friday fired stun grenades to disperse scores of Arab youths who turned violent after being barred access to the Temple Mount for Friday prayers, police said.

There were no injuries reported in the noontime clash near the Damascus Gate.

Citing intelligence alerts over potential attacks, police prevented all Arab men under 40 from entering the Temple Mount due to the security situation in the country.

Police sporadically close off the bitterly contested Jerusalem holy site to younger male Arabs on Fridays during times of high tension following multiple alerts over possible violence at the ancient compound.

 

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