Three arrested near Temple Mount after clash with police

One officer was lightly injured, treated at the scene and taken to the hospital.

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August 7, 2017 01:01

Violent clashes next to the Council Gate, Jerusalem, August 6, 2017 (Credit: Arab media)

Violent clashes next to the Council Gate, Jerusalem, August 6, 2017 (Credit: Arab media)

Three Palestinians were arrested in Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday night after violence erupted in two separate locations adjacent to the Temple Mount.

According to the police, a local security force called to two young men who were next to the Council Gate (Bab al-Majlis) and who ignored the calls. An argument then broke and soon turned into a violent confrontation.

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A large local crowd gathered and threw objects at the police. One officer was lightly injured, treated at the scene and taken to the hospital. The two men were arrested.

At the same time, clashes erupted next to the Chain Gate (Bab al-Silsala), with one man arrested.

Last month, violence broke in the Old City next to entrances to the Temple Mount compound. The Israel Police had installed metal detectors at those entrances, following a terrorist attack in which two Israeli policemen were killed. Thirteen days later, Israel decided to remove the security devices and tensions were eased.


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