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Israeli dies from injuries sustained in attack on car, clashes briefly resume at holy site

  • FILE -  In this Sunday, June 7, 2015, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem office. Israel's prime minister will convene an “emergency meeting” over recent Palestinian attacks, an official at his office said Monday hours after a man died from wounds sustained when rocks were thrown at his car and violence broke out at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site for a second day in a row. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

    FILE - In this Sunday, June 7, 2015, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem office. Israel's prime minister will convene an “emergency meeting” over recent Palestinian attacks, an official at his office said Monday hours after a man died from wounds sustained when rocks were thrown at his car and violence broke out at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site for a second day in a row. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli border police are seen inside the Al Aqsa Mosque compound after firing teargas or a smoke grenade in Jerusalem's Old City, Sunday, Sep. 13, 2015. Israeli police say they have restored calm around Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site after early-morning clashes with Palestinian protesters. The hilltop compound is revered by Jews as the Temple Mount, site of the two biblical Jewish temples. Muslims call the site the Noble Sanctuary and revere it as the spot where the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

    Israeli border police are seen inside the Al Aqsa Mosque compound after firing teargas or a smoke grenade in Jerusalem's Old City, Sunday, Sep. 13, 2015. Israeli police say they have restored calm around Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site after early-morning clashes with Palestinian protesters. The hilltop compound is revered by Jews as the Temple Mount, site of the two biblical Jewish temples. Muslims call the site the Noble Sanctuary and revere it as the spot where the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)  (The Associated Press)

Israeli police say a Jewish man died from wounds sustained when rocks were thrown at his car.

Spokeswoman Luba Samri said the man was injured early Monday as his vehicle was attacked while returning from a meal marking the Jewish new year.

She said the identity of the attackers is unknown but are likely from a nearby Arab neighborhood.

Later, police and Palestinian stone throwers clashed for a second day in a row at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site.

Samri said Palestinians threw rocks at officers who entered the area to ensure security and several were arrested.

The compound is holy to Jews as the Temple Mount, site of the two biblical Jewish temples. Muslims revere it as the Noble Sanctuary where they believe the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven.