Dozens wounded in Temple Mount riot

Israeli police clash with Palestinians outside the al-Aqsa mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dozens of Palestinian protesters and an Israeli policeman were wounded Wednesday morning on the Temple Mount after the site was opened to Jewish visitors.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP that Palestinians threw “stones and firecrackers” at police when they opened the walled compound’s gates.

Police responded with stun grenades, Rosenfeld said, and closed the complex to the Jewish visitors after a small number had toured the site…

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