The protesters barricaded themselves inside the Dome of the Rock after a large police force was rushed to the area, witnesses said.
In recent years, the PA has been regularly condemning visits by Jewish groups and individuals to the Temple Mount, claiming they were “storming the Aqsa Mosque.”
Special security measures in place for Yom Kippur.
Jordan’s National Gallery of Fine Arts exhibits antique photos of Jerusalem and the Levant.
Renovation renews concerns among archeologists, religious groups of Muslim indifference and destruction of Jewish antiquities at contested holy site.
The trend is driven by several activist groups who encourage Jewish Israelis and tourists to visit the Temple Mount, saying they wish to re-assert the Jewish connection to the site.
It is an historical fact that the Roman Emperor Hadrian built a Temple for Jupiter on the Temple Mount in 137 CE, most likely directly underneath where the Dome is today.
Jerusalem, 1969 – Denis Michael Rohan, an Australian volunteering on a kibbutz outside Jerusalem, has become unequivocally convinced of his mission to destroy al-Aksa mosque.
Changing perceptions lead more Jews to demand complete control over Judaism's holiest site.