“Israeli police units stormed the area near the Al Aqsa mosque after they received information about plans to create disturbances on the compound as it opened for non-Muslim visitors” — as Rosh Hashanah is about to begin.
“Clashes at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque hours ahead of Jewish New Year,” by Inna Lazareva, Telegraph, September 13, 2015:
Muslims clashed with Israeli police at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday hours before the start of the Jewish New Year, the latest violence over access to the site sacred to both faiths.
Israeli police units stormed the area near the Al Aqsa mosque after they received information about plans to create disturbances on the compound as it opened for non-Muslim visitors, Micky Rosenfeld Jerusalem police spokesman told The Telegraph.
Upon storming the compound, the police units were pelted with rocks and stones by the Palestinians from “inside the al Aqsa mosque”, Mr Rosenfeld said.
Palestinians said the police used tear gas and stun grenades.
The police then closed the entrance to the mosque, locking the suspects inside. Several home-made pipe bombs were found near the entrance to the mosque which are now being examined by the police, Mr Rosenfeld said.
Last week, Moshe Yaalon, the defence minister, outlawed two Muslim groups from the compound on charges of incitement against Jewish visitors to the area….