Police clash with protesters at Jersualem holy site

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Clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians in in Jerusalem on Friday left 11 officers and nine civilians injured.

The unrest happened around the Al-Aqsa mosque and its compound, known as Temple Mount to Jews and Haram al Sharif to Muslims.

The site is sacred to both religions.

Police said they used stun grenades against the demonstrators who threw stones.

Protesters said Israeli officers attacked first.

Four people were arrested.

In a separate protest, hundreds of Palestinians marched through Hebron to demand the city’s main street be reopened.

The AFP news agency reported that five people were arrested.

Shuhada Street was completely closed off by the Israeli military at the start of the second Palestinian intifada, or uprising, 12 years ago.