Mar 13, 2019 by Michael

Firebomb Causes Violent Eruption On The Temple Mount In Jerusalem

A violent eruption took place Tuesday afternoon in Jerusalem’s Temple Mount after a firebomb was thrown at a police post on the holy site, according to CBN.

"A short while ago, on the Temple Mount, a Molotov cocktail was thrown at the location's police post," Jerusalem police said in a statement.

The holy site has been closed off by authorities after the violent attack and there are three people that are being questioned. 

"Jerusalem Police Commissioner Doron Yadid visited the Temple Mount and held a situational assessment there. He ordered it evacuated and closed in order to conduct searches for other weapons," police said.

There has been a lot of tension on the Temple Mount recently and this attack is a result of that. Protests have been going on by Muslim worshippers against the closure of an area on the compound near the Gate of Mercy. In 2003 the area had been closed after allegations that the group overseeing the site was linked to terror activity.

The Islamic Waqf, the body controlling the Temple Mount, reopened the site to Muslim worshipers last month. Worshippers that were on the mount, however have responded to the closure by continuously protesting and clashing with police.

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