Following two days of clashes between the IDF and Muslim worshippers at Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Israeli police have closed the religious site to non-Muslim visitors from Tuesday to Thursday, Jerusalem Post reported.
Clashes began after groups of extremist settlers visited the site under protection of the IDF during the final ten days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a time considered especially sacred to the devout.
Police said in a statement that the decision was made after security assessments indicated that it was currently unsafe for Jewish visitors.
Police have arrested 10 suspects, including two South African nationals, since Sunday for throwing rocks and other objects during clashes at the compound.
Maan News also reported that up to 12 Palestinians had been injured when Israeli forces fired rubber-coated bullets and deployed tear gas.
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