Over 150 Injured, 400 Arrested as Palestinians and Cops Clash on Temple Mount
Clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli police at the Temple Mount early Friday morning, April 15, as spiking tensions, threats of terror, and the observance of major holidays all converge around the flashpoint holy site.
Skirmishes between police and worshipers at the site were reported around 6:30 a.m., with officers entering the compound and clashing with people barricaded inside.
Police said in a statement that at around 4 a.m., dozens of young people began marching in the area. Some bore the Palestinian flag, while others carried green banners associated with the Hamas terror group.
Police said they waited for morning prayers to end before entering the Temple Mount to disperse the rioters, and that some of them threw stones at the Western Wall below.
The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency group reported that 158 people were hurt in the clashes. It said the vast majority were treated at East Jerusalem’s al-Makassed Hospital or at a field hospital set up by medics, without giving details on the nature of the injuries. (TOI / VFI News)
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” - Matthew 5:9
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