A Palestinian boy puts his hands on an Israeli policeman as Israeli security forces temporarily close off access to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City on September 24, 2014.AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI
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Clashes broke out at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound Wednesday as Palestinians protested against Jews visiting the flashpoint holy site on the eve of Jewish New Year, police said.The clashes were apparently triggered by the early morning visit to the site by a group of Jewish visitors ahead of the start of the two-day Rosh Hashana holiday, which begins at sundown.Police said 402 non-Muslims had visited the compound Wednesday morning, 90 of them Jewish Israelis.The Al-Aqsa compound is the scene of frequent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police.
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