Israeli police raided a square near the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on Sunday in response to stone-throwing protests by Palestinians, an Israeli police spokesman said. According to him, Israeli police entered the compound when some 30 Palestinians threw stones. The protesters had quickly taken cover inside the mosque.
One Palestinian was arrested as the rock-throwing protests spread to the alleyways of the old city, the Israeli police added.
According to Reuters, Adnan al-Husseini, a Palestinian official in charge of Jerusalem, said Palestinian youths had spent the night at the mosque saying Jews had threatened to enter the site.