Jerusalem Police Limit Muslim Access to Temple Mount Following Violence

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JERUSALEM (Jerusalem Post) Jerusalem police Sunday evening imposed an age restriction on Muslim worshipers entering the Temple Mount complex following violent clashes at site earlier in the day.

As of Sunday evening, Israeli security forces were limiting entrance to Jerusalem’s contested holy site to men over 50. Access remained open to women of all ages.

Earlier Sunday, masked Palestinian youth threw stones and firecrackers at Israeli police and Border Police on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

The violence occurred on the last day of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha and on the eve of the Succot Jewish festival of Succot. The security forces managed to subdue the riot, police said.

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