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Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces at al-Aqsa Mosque


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Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces at al-Aqsa Mosque

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces continue at the al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem.

Israeli police say a number of Muslim youths have erected makeshift barricades to prevent Jews from visiting the complex.

Protesters threw stones and fireworks at officers.

Authorities responded with “riot dispersal means.”

The site is a focus of religious and political tension as the mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites, is situated in Temple Mount a sacred area for Jews.

The dispute is over the rules that govern access to the holy place.

Jews are allowed to visit, but denied the right to pray in the compound.

Palestinians fear that laws governing the site are about to change.

The unrest comes as the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha ends and the Jewish holiday of Sukkoth begins.

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