Police close Temple Mount following recent clashes

May 16, 2013 12:02


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Jerusalem Police on Thursday closed the Temple Mount to visitors following clashes in the city in recent days.

The police stated that they would act forcefully against any party who violates the order.

The order follows the arrest of some 25 Palestinians during clashes that took place over the course of Nakba Day in and around Jerusalem. Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that during a midday protest at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, Palestinian rioters threw rocks and bottles at security forces, lightly wounding six Border policemen and police officers, three of whom had to be taken to hospitals in Jerusalem for treatment.

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