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Israeli police disperse Palestinian rock-throwers from Jerusalem holy site

  • The body of a Palestinian driver who rammed his vehicle into a crowded train platform lies at the scene in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Nov. 5 , 2014. Police said the motorist slammed his car into the train platform in east Jerusalem killing one person and injuring 13.He then backed out and proceeded to drive away, hitting several cars along the way, then got out of the car and attacked a group of civilians and police officers on the side of the road with a metal bar before he was shot and killed.  (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

    The body of a Palestinian driver who rammed his vehicle into a crowded train platform lies at the scene in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Nov. 5 , 2014. Police said the motorist slammed his car into the train platform in east Jerusalem killing one person and injuring 13.He then backed out and proceeded to drive away, hitting several cars along the way, then got out of the car and attacked a group of civilians and police officers on the side of the road with a metal bar before he was shot and killed. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)  (The Associated Press)

  • An ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy stands at the scene after a Palestinian driver rammed his vehicle into a crowded train platform lies at the scene in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Nov. 5 , 2014. Police said the motorist slammed his car into the train platform in east Jerusalem killing one person and injuring 13. He then backed out and proceeded to drive away, hitting several cars along the way, then got out of the car and attacked a group of civilians and police officers on the side of the road with a metal bar before he was shot and killed.  (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

    An ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy stands at the scene after a Palestinian driver rammed his vehicle into a crowded train platform lies at the scene in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Nov. 5 , 2014. Police said the motorist slammed his car into the train platform in east Jerusalem killing one person and injuring 13. He then backed out and proceeded to drive away, hitting several cars along the way, then got out of the car and attacked a group of civilians and police officers on the side of the road with a metal bar before he was shot and killed. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police tape cordons off the scene of an attack in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. A Palestinian man rammed his car into a crowded train platform in east Jerusalem on Wednesday and then attacked people with an iron bar, killing one person and injuring 13 in what authorities called a terror attack before he was shot dead by the police. The militant Islamic group Hamas took responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Police tape cordons off the scene of an attack in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. A Palestinian man rammed his car into a crowded train platform in east Jerusalem on Wednesday and then attacked people with an iron bar, killing one person and injuring 13 in what authorities called a terror attack before he was shot dead by the police. The militant Islamic group Hamas took responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)  (The Associated Press)

Israeli police have dispersed dozens of masked Palestinians who threw rocks and firecrackers at officers at a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem's Old City.

Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says nobody was hurt in Wednesday's altercation, the latest in months of tensions in the area.

Violence erupted as a group of Israelis prepared to visit near the site to mark a week since a Palestinian shot and wounded right wing American-Israeli activist Yehuda Glick who has campaigned for more Jewish access to the location.

Palestinians view such visits as a provocation and often respond violently.

The site is the holiest for Jews, who call it the Temple Mount. For Muslims it is known as the Noble Sanctuary and is their third holiest site, after two places in Saudi Arabia.