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New clashes at disputed Jerusalem holy site just ahead of major Jewish holiday

  • FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. file photo, Palestinians pray during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, near the Dome of the Rock Mosque. Israeli police are reporting new unrest at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site  Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. The site, known as the Temple Mount to Jews and the Noble Sanctuary to Muslims, had experienced several days of unrest in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)

    FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. file photo, Palestinians pray during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, near the Dome of the Rock Mosque. Israeli police are reporting new unrest at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. The site, known as the Temple Mount to Jews and the Noble Sanctuary to Muslims, had experienced several days of unrest in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 file photo, ultra-Orthodox Jewish men stand in front of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City. Israeli police are reporting new unrest at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site  Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. The site, known as the Temple Mount to Jews and the Noble Sanctuary to Muslims, had experienced several days of unrest in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

    FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 file photo, ultra-Orthodox Jewish men stand in front of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City. Israeli police are reporting new unrest at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. The site, known as the Temple Mount to Jews and the Noble Sanctuary to Muslims, had experienced several days of unrest in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)  (The Associated Press)

Israeli police are reporting new unrest at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site.

Police say riot control forces clashed with young Palestinian protesters early Sunday at the hilltop compound in Jerusalem's old city. Police said the masked protesters threw rocks and firecrackers but added that the incident was under control.

The site, known as the Temple Mount to Jews and the Noble Sanctuary to Muslims, had experienced several days of unrest in recent weeks.

Sunday's violence occurred just ahead of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, when many Jews visit Jerusalem.