Several Palestinians threw rocks at police officers and Jewish worshippers after Muslim prayers in Jerusalem’s Old City and 15 have been arrested, Israeli police said.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the clashes began when several hundred Palestinians emerged from Friday prayers at a sensitive hilltop compound revered by both Jews and Muslims.
The compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, is the holiest site in Judaism. Known to Muslims as the “Noble Sanctuary,” it is Islam’s third-holiest site.
The Western Wall, a remnant of the biblical Jewish Temple compound, is the holiest site where Jews can pray.