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Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces at al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces at al-Aqsa Mosque
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Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces continue at the al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem. Israeli forces take position on roof and

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

Israeli forces take position on roof and in compound of al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem during clashes with Palestinians pic.twitter.com/aH0mt8SuDe

— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) September 28, 2015

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.

Israeli forces take position on roof and in compound of al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem during clashes with Palestinians pic.twitter.com/aH0mt8SuDe

— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) September 28, 2015

Authorities responded with “riot dispersal means.”

Palestinian Girl Cries After Being Denied Entrance to the Al-Aqsa Mosque by Isaeli Police: ►http://t.co/HF13SplNGfpic.twitter.com/jhxVeyHk1V

— IslamicArtAndQuotes (@IslamicArtDB) September 28, 2015

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.

Jerusalem police limit Muslim access to Temple Mount following violence http://t.co/2Nz99tBnFh#ArabIsraeliConflictpic.twitter.com/1JFtJHwU5q

— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) September 27, 2015

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

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