Temple Mount Riots: Over Thirty Injured as Muslim Protesters Target Israeli Police

Aaron Klein – Juyl 18, 2017

JERUSALEM — Muslim rioters tonight engaged in violent clashes targeting Israeli security forces in Jerusalem’s Old City near a main entrance to the Temple Mount, with reports of at least 34 people injured, including 14 requiring hospitalization.

Tuesday night’s clashes marked the third consecutive day that rioters engaged in violent tactics, with the agitators reportedly lobbing Molotov cocktails and rocks at Israeli police forces next to the Lions Gate, a main access point to the Mount.

Israeli police deployed rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse the crowds.

The Muslim worshipers are purportedly protesting the Israeli government’s decision to install metal detectors at the entrances to the Mount, the holiest site in Judaism and a site holy to Islam.