Violent Clashes Break Out at Temple Mount

Border Police officers clash with worshipers at the Temple Mount, Friday, May 7, 2021. (photo credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)
Border Police officers clash with worshipers at the Temple Mount, Friday, May 7, 2021.
(photo credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON’S UNIT)

Violent clashes broke out at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Friday, the last day of Ramadan.
Clashes broke out between worshipers and security forces on the scene of the Temple Mount, where tens of thousands of Muslim worshipers gathered to mark the last Friday prayers of the Ramadan.

Initial reports indicated several injuries, including at least 12 police officers, and 35 Palestinians, including two in serious condition, during the riots, according to the Red Cross, cited by Israeli media.
One of those injured was an Israeli officer who is in moderate condition after being hit in the face with a rock.
Border Police officers closed off Damascus Gate in the Old City in an attempt to regain control of the situation and to prevent more people from joining the riots.

The secretary general of Islamic Jihad said Friday that “it is impossible to tolerate what is happening in Jerusalem and the enemy must expect our response at any moment.”
Hamas also put out a statement Friday warning Israel about potential repercussions of the clashes at the Temple Mount.

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Source: Jerusalem Post