Protesters gather at Mount Temple to protest visit by Jewish lawmaker

March 20, 2014 at 2:58 PM
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JERUSALEM, March 20 (UPI) -- Police arrested two youths accused of throwing stones at right-wing Israeli officials visiting the Temple Mount in Jerusalem Thursday, officials said.

Hundreds of Muslims showed up to protest Likud parliament member Moshe Feiglin's visit to the holy site, the Jerusalem Post reported.

A number of protesters threw rocks at Feiglin, a Jew, and group of right-wing activists.

Feiglin was ordered to leave the site as police worked to disperse the crowd. The Israeli lawmaker later posted on Facebook that removing Jewish visitors from the Temple Mount and leaving Muslim protesters caused violence at the site.

"If there is a reason the Temple Mount is a barrel of explosives it is because even today it is proven that violence pays," Feiglin said.

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