On Temple Mount, Israeli police arrest violent Palestinian guard amid clashes

The Temple Mount. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) Israeli police arrested a Palestinian guard on the Temple Mount during a clash over the refusal to permit a Palestinian youth group from entering the compound.

A Palestinian Temple Mount security guard affiliated with the Islamic Waqf was arrested by the Israeli Border Police when he tried to attack them, Yedioth Ahronoth reported. Israeli police used pepper spray to subdue the individual. 

Palestinian media said the youths were from a summer camp, but Israeli police claimed they planned to disturb the peace on the Temple Mount. 

The Islamic Waqf is a Jordanian religious group that manages the Temple Mount site with the assistance of the Israeli police. Monday’s clashes are the latest flare-up in an ongoing pattern of tension at the holy site. 

Posted on August 10, 2015 .