(20 Jul 2017) Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli security forces in Jerusalem’s Old City after thousands of Muslim worshippers gathered around a contested holy site for evening prayers.
An Israel Police spokesperson said Palestinians threw rocks and glass bottles at officers following prayers on Thursday.
Police responded with tear gas and said none were hurt, but the Palestinian Red Crescent said it treated 22 people.
The skirmishes come ahead of Friday prayers, when tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers visit the site, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and Jews as the Temple Mount.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly meeting with ministers to discuss removing metal detectors from the site that enraged Palestinians.
They were installed on Sunday after Arab Israeli gunmen and Israeli police were killed in a shootout there.

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