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Israeli police and Palestinians clash at Jerusalem mosque


Israeli police and Palestinians clash at Jerusalem mosque

Fresh clashes have erupted between Israeli police and Palestinians at the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

Amateur footage shows the scenes which unfolded on Wednesday (November 5) morning at the holy site.

Palestinians reported more than 20 wounded in the violence.

Israeli police say masked protesters threw stones and firecrackers at security forces who pushed them into the mosque, which was briefly closed as a result.

The site, which is revered by Jews and Muslims, has become a flashpoint in recent weeks.

The clashes were apparently provoked by the presence of right-wing Jews who wanted to access the site to pray for a prominent activist who was shot last week.

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