Jerusalem’s Temple Mount erupted in violence Tuesday afternoon after a firebomb was thrown at a police post on the holy site.
“A short while ago, on the Temple Mount, a Molotov cocktail was thrown at the location’s police post,” Jerusalem police said in a statement.
Authorities closed the holy site in response to the violent attack and at least three people were arrested and are being questioned.
“Jerusalem Police Commissioner Doron Yadid visited the Temple Mount and held a situational assessment there. He ordered it evacuated and closed in order to conduct searches for other weapons,” police said.
According to the Times of Israel, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemned “the dangerous Israeli escalation in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque” and called on the international community to step in.
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