Tishrei 3, 5774, 07/09/13
Police arrest 15 rock-throwing Islamist rioters at Al Aqsa Mosque.
by Gil Ronen
Israeli police fired stun grenades at stone-throwing Palestinian protesters after Friday prayers in Jerusalem's Old City, arresting 15 of them, police said.
"Several hundred Palestinian youths demonstrated after Friday prayers in the Al-Aqsa compound, and threw stones at Israeli security forces," spokeswoman Luba Samri said.
"The police stormed the compound and dispersed the stone-throwers using stun grenades. "One policeman was injured and 15 of the protesters were arrested," she told AFP. Police then successfully evacuated the compound, Samri added.
Jews celebrated the second day of Rosh Hashana on Friday, and police had stepped up their presence in and around the Old City for the occasion.