Photo Credit: Muammar Awad / Flash 90
A pile of rocks prepared inside the Al Aqsa Mosque during clashes with Israeli police during the holy month of Ramadan in the Temple Mount compound, in Jerusalem's Old City. (June 28, 2016)

Jerusalem District Police commander Doron Yedid ordered personnel to reopen the Temple Mount to visitors and worshipers on Wednesday morning, as usual, following a day in which police searched the compound for weapons and carried out other operations.

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The search revealed several containers of flammable materials, as well as fireworks and Molotov cocktails, ready for use during clashes with Israeli police or Jewish civilians.

Two Arab youths were arrested and linked to Tuesday’s firebombing attack on the Israel Police station in the central part of the Temple Mount compound, police said.

Both suspects are scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday morning to discuss extension of their remand.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.