Just two days after police arrested five people on the Temple Mount, confrontations broke out Thursday between Muslim and Jewish worshipers. Police arrested six people, five Arabs for attempted assault against a police officer and one Jew who refused to obey police orders.
According to Jerusalem deputy police spokeswoman Shlomit Bajshi, a group of around 30 Muslim worshipers began chanting "Allalu Akbar" and began heading towards a group of Muslim worshipers with the intention of attacking them. Police immediately responded to the incident and separated the two groups, provoking a small fracas.
However, the Temple Mount was not closed to visitors on Thursday and the rest of the days' visits proceeded without incident.
Five people, including Likud activist Moshe Feiglin, were arrested after a confrontation on the Temple Mount on Tuesday morning during Feiglin’s monthly trip to Judaism’s holiest site.
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