JERUSALEM (JTA) – Jewish pilgrims were permitted to visit the Temple Mount on Jerusalem Day, coinciding with the last days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, sparking riots.
Muslim worshippers on the Temple Mount on Sunday threw chairs and stones at police forces there, after it was announced that non-Muslims would visit the site, according to the Israel Police. Some of the worshippers barricaded themselves in the Al-Aqsa Mosque and several were arrested. The police responded with what it called “riot control measures” to disperse the rioters. [Read more…]