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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (Worthy News)-- Hundreds of Palestinians attacked Israeli Police on the Temple Mount following Friday prayers resulting in at least five arrests.
According to police officials, the violence erupted at approximately 1 P.M. when officers patrolling the Temple Mount were pelted with rocks.
"Police quickly responded and entered the Temple Mount using non-lethal stun grenades to disperse the crowd," said Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told the Jerusalem Post shortly after the incident.
Earlier this week, Mahmoud al-Habash, the former Palestinian Authority (PA) Minister of Religious Affairs, said there was a plot to destroy the Dome of the Rock is being planned by 'extremist Jewish organizations.' He claimed an attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque may be carried out by a drone carrying large amounts of explosives or a small plane flown by a Jewish suicide bomber.
He called on Muslims from all over the world to come to Jerusalem and to protect the Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem from destruction.