Palestinians stockpile rocks, pipe bombs on Temple Mount

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Palestinian protesters stockpiled rocks, firebombs and pipe bombs in an effort to disrupt Jewish visits to the Temple Mount ahead of Rosh Hashanah.

Israel Police, using intelligence information from the Shin Bet security service, raided the Temple Mount early on Sunday, and uncovered the stockpiles.

The protesters clashed with police forces during the raids, throwing rocks and firecrackers at the officers.

Police reportedly arrested some of the protesters. Visits to the Temple Mount went forward as usual on  Sunday morning.

“This event was very serious and will require us to rethink the current arrangements in regard to the Temple Mount,” Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said in a statement.

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