Masked Palestinians clash with Israeli police at Jerusalem mosque

Palestinian Muslims and Israeli police clashed at the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem today, just hours before the start of the Jewish New Year.

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas condemned what he called an Israeli police ‘attack’ at the site, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said authorities must prevent rioting there.

The latest violence appears to have been sparked over access to the site, sacred to both faiths.