Palestinians clean up debris inside Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem's Old City after clashes at the compound between Palestinians and Israeli police on September 13, 2015. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI
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Israeli police raided the plaza outside occupied Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque Sunday in what they said was a bid to head off Palestinian attempts to disrupt visits by Jews and tourists on the eve of the Jewish New Year.Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned what he called an Israeli police "attack" at the site, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said authorities must prevent rioting there.Palestinian witnesses said police entered the mosque and caused damage. Protesters then targeted police from inside the mosque.A Palestinian witness accused police of entering the mosque much further than would have been needed to close the doors.
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