In wake of stone throwing at the Temple Mount, complex closed to visitors

The Temple Mount complex has been closed to visitors after riots broke out Wednesday morning. Masked Palestinian youths pelted police officers with stones and then barricaded themselves inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque. One officers was lightly injured.


According to the police, the stone throwing began with the site's opening in the morning hours, with Arabs shouting out and heckling Israeli visitors, but the police managed to subdue them, leading a few violent youths to flee to the mosque. Wednesday is Jerusalem Day in Israel. (Noam Dvir)