Palestinian youths have reportedly clashed with Israeli police inside the Al Aqsa mosque complex in East Jerusalem.
The ‘masked rioters’ are said to have barricaded themselves inside the mosque and hurled stones, blocks and fireworks at police, who moved in to stop them, reported the BBC.
According to Israeli media reports, the Palestinians intended to disrupt visits by observant Jews to the mosque, which is one of Islam’s holiest sites and is also revered by Jews.
The police said that a number of officers were injured. There were no reports of any Palestinian casualties.