Palestinian women run away as Israeli police throw a stun grenade in Jerusalem's Old City September 13, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Muslims and Israeli police clashed at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound for a second straight day on Monday as Jews celebrated their new year and protesters vowed to protect Islam's third-holiest site.As they had the day before, Israeli security forces entered the compound early Monday to prevent Muslim youths from harassing visiting Jews, police said.Police said that five protesters were arrested in the compound and visits went ahead as planned.Non-Muslims are allowed to visit the compound, but Jews must not pray or display national symbols for fear of triggering tensions with Muslim worshipers.Far-right Israeli Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel was among Jewish activists who visited on Sunday, Israeli media reported.Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon last week outlawed two Muslim groups that confront Jewish visitors to the compound, further fueling tensions.
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