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March 08, 2013

Israeli Police Disperse Palestinian Protesters at Holy Site

by VOA News

Israeli police have fired stun grenades at Palestinian protesters who threw rocks and firebombs at them at one of Jerusalem's holiest sites.

Police say riots began after Muslim prayers Friday at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City.

Authorities say several hundred Palestinian protesters, many of whom were wearing masks, attacked police after they entered the site to disperse the protests. Several police were injured.

The area where the mosque stands is known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.