Rioters throw stones at security forces at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem

Police raid the al-Aksa Mosque in search of stone-throwers.

September 25, 2013 10:51
Palestinian protesters react during clashes on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's old city.

palestinians throw rocks temple mount 370. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Israeli police raided the al-Aksa Mosque in search of several men involved in riots on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning.

After rioters threw stones at security forces stationed at the Temple Mount, several of the rioters fled to the al-Aksa Mosque, leading police to enter the site after them.

The Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported that seven Palestinians were injured during the raid.

No Israeli policemen were reported injured during the rock-throwing incident.

The Temple mount has been a hot spot in recent days and the site was closed to thousands of visitors Tuesday morning, including Jews making a pilgrimage to the holy site for Succot, after police received threats of rioting by Palestinian Muslims at the site.

Daniel K. Eisenbud contributed to this report.

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