Israeli Police Briefly Enter Jerusalem Holy Compound

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli police briefly entered Jerusalem's holy mount complex on Friday to disperse Palestinian demonstrators who Israeli authorities say were hurling rocks.

The Old City compound is known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.

Israeli police say they used stun agents to disperse the crowds that threw rocks at Israeli security stationed outside the gate. No injuries were reported.

The Old City complex is a religious site for Jews, Muslims and Christians. A Muslim clerical authority operates the compound under Israel's security watch.

The complex contains the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock and is the third holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina. It is also the site of ancient Jewish temples.