Palestinians, Jews Clash at Holy Site

Civilians, police injured in Jerusalem confrontation
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2009 3:32 AM CDT
An Israeli border police officer prepares to fire a tear gas canister at Palestinian stone-throwers during clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians in Jerusalem's Old City yesterday.   (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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(Newser) – Palestinian civilians and Israeli police were injured when Jews and Arabs clashed at a Jerusalem holy site yesterday. Palestinians praying at the site—which includes the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa mosques—pelted a Jewish group with rocks, leading police to respond with stun grenades, reports CNN. The Palestinians' chief negotiator blamed the Jews for a deliberate provocation. Nine years ago today, Ariel Sharon visited the site and set off some of the worst violence in years.
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