Plaza outside of Temple Mount evacuated after violence erupts

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July 16, 2017 18:03
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The plaza of the Gate of the Tribes (Bab al-Asbat) was evacuated from 300 protesters by the police after violent clashes erupted Sunday evening.

According to the local residents, the violence was sparked after four Jewish women passed by the protesters and started a provocation.

One of the protesters threw a bottle of water at the girls triggering the violence.

The police quickly emptied the plaza until further notice.

According to a Red Crescent medic at the scene, four people were injured during the clashes.

A police source told the Jerusalem Post that the move was taken in order to calm the situation and to secure the area.

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