Israeli police raided Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City early Wednesday and attacked Palestinian worshippers raising fears of wider tensions as Islamic and Jewish holidays overlap.
It was not immediately clear what sparked the violence. But the Israeli police said it used force to evacuate worshippers who were holed up at the mosque, with fireworks, rocks, and sticks.
They added that an officer was injured in his leg by a stone and that dozens of “rioters” were arrested.
The incidents sparked a wave of Palestinian protests, condemnations and violence.
Tension has already been high in East Jerusalem and the west bank for months.