Muslims Stone Police, Visitors on Temple Mount

For the second time this week, Muslims stoned Israeli police who were escorting Jewish and Christian pilgrims on the Temple Mount.

Gavriel Queenann
Israel National News
2/21/2012

Muslims hurled stones and shoes at police escorting Jewish and Christian visitors on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday.

“An officer was slightly wounded and treated at the scene,” police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said, adding that two Arabs were arrested.

Police say officers had been put on high alert earlier in the day after receiving reports Jewish and Muslim groups were set to clash at the site.

The alert was raised after various Muslim groups posted calls online urging people to head to the compound to “protect” it after a group of Jewish pilgrims said they were planning to ascend to Judaism’s holiest site.

Police were deployed around the Temple Mount and throughout the Old City “following various calls on different Internet sites by terrorist groups calling on people to go protect the compound after calls from the extreme right to come today,” Police spokeswoman Liba Samri said.

Over a dozen vans filled with riot police were reportedly parked by the Dung Gate near the Mughrabi ramp, which runs from the Western Wall plaza up to the Temple Mount.

On Sunday, police used tear gas to disperse Muslims who were throwing stones at tourists and police inside the compound. In that incident police arrested 18 people.

A similar protest took place last week when a group of Jewish worshippers sought access to the site…

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