Renewed violence on Temple Mount following afternoon prayers


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Renewed violence on Temple Mount following afternoon prayers
Riots broke early on Friday morning, shut down by police • Palestinians, IDF forces also clash in West Bank villages
Published: APRIL 22, 2022

Violence between Palestinian rioters and Israeli security forces renewed on Friday afternoon after some 150,000 worshipers prayed peacefully at Temple Mount on the third Friday prayers of the month of Ramadan. Following the Friday prayers, rioters began throwing stones toward security forces on the Mount, with a police drone firing stun grenades as a riot control measure in response, Israeli media reported. One Palestinian was seriously injured while running away from police officers after throwing rocks toward them. He was taken to Hadassah-University Medical Center in Jerusalem for treatment.

Prior to the clashes renewing, some Palestinians reportedly made their way to al-Aqsa Mosque's roof, hoisting the flags of terrorist group Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. Clashes between rioters and police that broke out at dawn were subdued later on in the morning, according to the Israel Police. At approximately 4:00 a.m., hundreds of people, some with their faces covered and carrying Hamas flags, began a riot that included preparing fortifications, throwing stones and shooting fireworks, the Israel Police Jerusalem District said.