Rioters hurl stones, firebombs at police on Temple Mount

Israeli riot police seen during clashes on the Temple Mount in September.

Riot police were called in to quell a violent protest at the Temple Mount’s Mughrabi gate as the site opened to visitors Sunday morning.

Two police were lightly injured after rioters threw stones and two Molotov cocktails at about 8 a.m., police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld said.

The Mount, located at the heart of Jerusalem’s Old City, was closed after the incident.

Police responded by entering the al-Aqsa mosque compound and using stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse the rioters, he said.

He said police quickly took control of the situation and extra units were posted to prevent any further disturbances.

There was no immediate word on arrests…

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