BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – Hundreds of Israeli settlers and Jewish worshippers gathered in the courtyards around Al-Aqsa Mosque, in East Jerusalem on Sunday.
Some of the settlers had stormed the compound under heavy police protection, according to reports.
Footage shows clashes erupting near the compound. A Palestinian boy was also seen being detained by Israeli security forces.
He had raised the Palestinian flag in the compound.
The settlers had gathered in the courtyards to commemorate Tisha B’av, the historic destruction of Jewish temples on Temple Mount.
The compound today comprises the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque and is considered Islam’s third holiest location.
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