Is­raeli po­lice ar­rest Pales­tini­ans at Holy site

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Is­raeli po­lice say they have ar­rested 16 Pales­tini­ans who were throw­ing rocks near the al-Aqsa mosque on Jerusalem’s holi­est site.

Of­fi­cials say two po­lice were wounded in the clashes with the demon­stra­tors.

The in­ci­dent be­gan Sun­day when the site was opened, let­ting in vis­i­tors and tourists ob­serv­ing the Easter and Passover hol­i­days.

The area is one of the most sen­si­tive re­li­gious sites in the re­gion and is a key is­sue at the cen­ter of the Is­raeli-Pales­tinian con­flict.

Jews call it the Tem­ple Mount as it is the lo­ca­tion of two bi­b­li­cal Jewish tem­ples, and is the holi­est place in Ju­daism.

Mus­lims call it the No­ble Sanc­tu­ary. It is Is­lam’s third holi­est site.

Pales­tinian Mus­lim wor­ship­pers wait as Is­raeli bor­der guards have their documents and be­long­ings checked at the en­trance of al-Aqsa mosque com­pound in Jerusalem’s Old city yes­ter­day.

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