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Several Arabs injured after throwing stones at Knesset member on Temple Mount

By Mason White 6:44 PM March 20, 2014
Moshe Feiglin visits the Temple Mount 

By: Anika Rao
A member of Israel’s Knesset was whisked away from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, after several Arabs began throwing stones at him, Israel Police said.

As a result, clashes erupted between Arab worshipers and Israeli police officers outside the al-Aqsa complex.

Emergency workers who arrived at the scene, entered the mosque to treat the wounded. The mosque worshipers were protesting the presence of Moshe Feiglin, a right wing Knesset Member.

The Israeli police arrested two Arabs for throwing stones. Feiglin was not injured. Earlier this month, three Arab stone throwers were arrested after allegedly wounding several police officers, Israel Police said.

Jerusalem Police said that three demonstrators threw stones at police during Friday clashes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amud.

The fresh clashes broke out just three days after police clashed with stone-throwing Arabs outside the al-Aqsa mosque. The suspects will be brought before the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court for bail hearings, while charges are still pending.