Police arrest four activists attempting to storm Mugrabi Gate

By REUTERS
October 30, 2014 16:39

Dozens of right-wing Israeli protesters scuffled with security forces on Thursday as they tried to break into the Temple Mount compound after it was closed for Jewish and Muslim worshipers in the wake of the shooting of Yehuda Glick.

Four people were arrested when a group of chanting far-right activists attempted to storm the Mugrabi Gate near the Jewish Western Well, Israeli police said. No injuries were reported.

"We are here to say that the government of Israel has failed. For many months, Jews are attacked in the Temple Mount, Jews are attacked in Jerusalem and the government is strong against Jews and weak against the terrorist and the Arab rioters," said Israeli settler leader Baruch Marzel.

A Palestinian counter protest took place nearby, with Israeli-Arab leaders calling on Israel to open access to the holy compound.


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