July 27 (UPI) -- Clashes between Muslim worshipers and Israeli security forces broke out on Friday at Jerusalem's Temple Mount, police said.
"Stones and fireworks were thrown at police officers," a Jerusalem Police statement said. "Police entered the site and began evacuating the Temple Mount compound."
The violence came at the end of Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound and after a parade marking the one-year anniversary of the removal of temporary metal detectors from the holy site. Palestinians regarded the installation of the security measures as a move by Israel to assert control over the site.
Police used stun grenades and smoke grenades to disperse the rioters, the Jerusalem Post reported.
A police officer and several worshipers were wounded in the melee. Several people were arrested, the Times of Israel reported.