Police, Palestinians clash at Jerusalem holy site
Thursday, June 9, 2011
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say policemen have entered a sensitive Jerusalem holy site to disperse Palestinian protesters who were hurling stones.
The scene of Friday's violence was the Old City compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.
Israeli spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says police entered the compound after Palestinians began lobbing stones at security forces stationed outside one of the gates. He says police used stun grenades to disperse the crowd.
Rosenfeld says no one was injured and that order was quickly restored.
The holy compound is one of the most combustible sites on earth, and clashes there in the past have ignited broader violence.
A Muslim clerical body runs the compound under Israel's overall security control.