TEL AVIV (Sputnik) – The Ynet web portal cited officials as saying that young Palestinians inside Al-Aqsa Mosque at the Temple Mount complex threw stones, concrete blocks and fireworks at police on Tuesday.
The clashes began early on Sunday when police conducted a late-night security operation search for hidden explosives in East Jerusalem. The raid resulted in the pursuit of several young Arab suspects who fled in the direction of the mosque before barricading themselves inside.
On Monday, an Israeli man lost control of his vehicle and later died of the injuries sustained in a crash suspected to be linked to the stone throwing.
Throwing stones at vehicles carries a prison sentence of up to 20 years under a law passed by the Israeli legislature last summer.