Fighting between Jews and Arabs erupted on the Har Habayis on Sunday morning, as Jews ascended the holy site on Yom Yerushalayim.
Some eyewitnesses stated that Arabs lashed out in rage against Jews who began singing at the site, while others indicate that Muslims attacked when three young Israelis began waving an Israeli flag.
Police were immediately dispatched to the scene, pushing back crowds of Arabs crying out “Allahu Akbar!” Police similarly detained several of the Jewish visitors, who they said provoked the conduct by breaking rules of conduct at the site, including a man who was accused of bowing down at the site, a rule that the Jordanian Waqf has forbidden to Jews, along with praying at the site.
More Jewish groups were allowed to ascend after tensions were eased. Hundreds of Jews went up the holy site, going against the psak of most mainstream poskim who hold that it is assur.