Israel police disperse protesters at holy site

2014-05-28 11:11
(Thomas Coex, AFP)

(Thomas Coex, AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Jerusalem - Protesters hurled stones at policemen at the gates of a sensitive Jerusalem holy site on Wednesday, prompting security forces to enter the compound and disperse the demonstrators, Israeli police said.

Police spokespersonman Micky Rosenfeld said "a small group of rioters" caused the disturbance on the hilltop compound known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as the Temple Mount. He said no one was injured.

The skirmishes came as Israel marks Jerusalem Day, which commemorates the anniversary of Israel's capture of east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war. Israel says the day marks the "unification" of the city.

The issue of Jerusalem is one of the most intractable in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The Palestinians seek east Jerusalem as the capital of their hoped-for state. Israel views the entire city, including the Old City which lies in the eastern sector, as its eternal capital.

The Old City is home to important holy sites for Jews, Muslims and Christians.

Rosenfeld said police have fanned out in anticipation of the annual Israeli march through Jerusalem later on Wednesday, which will pass by a Palestinian area in the Old City.

In the past, the marchers have faced protests by Palestinians.
- AP
Read more on:    palestine  |  israel  |  middle east peace
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
5 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Deal of the week!

Petrol generators from R1399, save up to R350. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Pampers!

Save 30% when you buy 3 or more selected pampers products. While stocks last. Shop now!

This week only - 30% off books!

Get 30% off when you buy 2 or more books. Many titles to choose from. While stocks last. Shop now!

New range of Samsung smartphones!

Samsung Galaxy A3, A5 and Alpha now available at kalahari.com. while stocks last. Shop now!

Buy 3 eBooks & only pay for 2!

The cheapest of the 3 titles will be free. Many more titles to choose from. While stocks last. Shop now!

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a reactive and wilful undercurrent that flavours things today. There is a tendency to take things too personally and then...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.