Palestinian women are blocked by Israeli security forces outside the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem on October 8, 2014. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
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Clashes broke out at occupied Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound Wednesday as dozens of Palestinian youths protested against Jews visiting the flashpoint holy site ahead of a religious feast, Israeli police said.The youths threw stones and fired flares at police after Jewish visitors ascended to the compound on the eve of the weeklong holiday Sukkot, or the Feast of Tabernacles, police spokeswoman Luba Samri said.The site is the scene of frequent clashes between police and Palestinian youths, who object to what they see as an attempted Jewish and Israeli takeover of the site that is administered by Jordanian and Palestinian Muslim authorities.
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