Dozens of youths began to hurl stones at the Moroccans' Gate adjacent to the Western Wall as Friday prayers in the Old City drew to a close. Security forces were forced to enter the compound to put a stop to the violence.
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Police arrested three worshippers, one of whom is suspected of hurling stones. The other two are suspected of inciting the violence. They were taken into questioning as the rest of the worshippers left the area. Jerusalem Police said that more arrests are expected over the weekend.
It usually only allows worshippers over the age of 50 to enter the site when there is intelligence suggesting others may try to cause provocations.
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