Israel Accuses PA of Trying to Spark Violent ‘Religious War’ on Temple Mount
JERUSALEM, Israel – Jerusalem Authorities re-opened the Temple Mount Wednesday following a violent clash on the holy site the day before.
Israeli forces temporarily closed the compound after police say a firebomb was hurled at a security post Tuesday. The post went up in flames and an officer was injured by smoke inhalation.
Dozens of police flooded the Temple Mount after the attack and clashed with Muslim worshippers. Several people were arrested and taken in for interrogation.
Israel’s i24 News reports that Jerusalem authorities found Molotov cocktails, firecrackers, and flammable material at the holy site after conducting a security search.
However, The Islamic Waqf, the body that controls the Temple Mount, claims the firebomb attack “was fabricated and deliberately escalated and planned by the police.”