Monday, September 14, 2015

In Jerusalem, clashes mar eve of Rosh Hashanah

USA TODAY
By Oren Dorell
Arab protestors shout at Israeli police in front of the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem on Sunday morning. The Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah, begins Sunday at sundown.
ISRAEL---Israeli police stormed the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem Sunday morning to clear Muslim stone throwers who had taken refuge in the compound amid allegations they planned to disrupt Jewish worshipers on the eve of the Jewish new year. Al-Aqsa sits on the former site of the Jewish Temple in a location known to Jews as the Temple Mount. The outer wall of the temple compound is the Jewish holy site known as the Western Wall. The mosque compound overlooks the open pavilion at the Western Wall, where Jews gather for prayers. [link]