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Palestinians clash with Israeli riot police at Jerusalem holy site on major Jewish holiday

  • A Palestinian woman flashes victory signs and shouts at ultra-Orthodox Jews during confrontations in the Old City of Jerusalem, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Palestinians clashed with Israeli riot police after barricading themselves in a mosque at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site, throwing firebombs and rocks at officers outside during a major Jewish holiday on Monday. The hilltop compound in Jerusalem's Old City is a frequent flashpoint and its fate is a core issue at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

    A Palestinian woman flashes victory signs and shouts at ultra-Orthodox Jews during confrontations in the Old City of Jerusalem, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Palestinians clashed with Israeli riot police after barricading themselves in a mosque at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site, throwing firebombs and rocks at officers outside during a major Jewish holiday on Monday. The hilltop compound in Jerusalem's Old City is a frequent flashpoint and its fate is a core issue at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)  (The Associated Press)

  • An Israeli border policeman grabs a Palestinian man during confrontations in the Old City of Jerusalem, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Palestinians clashed with Israeli riot police after barricading themselves in a mosque at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site, throwing firebombs and rocks at officers outside during a major Jewish holiday on Monday. The hilltop compound in Jerusalem's Old City is a frequent flashpoint and its fate is a core issue at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

    An Israeli border policeman grabs a Palestinian man during confrontations in the Old City of Jerusalem, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Palestinians clashed with Israeli riot police after barricading themselves in a mosque at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site, throwing firebombs and rocks at officers outside during a major Jewish holiday on Monday. The hilltop compound in Jerusalem's Old City is a frequent flashpoint and its fate is a core issue at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli border policemen fight with a Palestinian man during confrontations during confrontations in the Old City of Jerusalem, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Palestinians clashed with Israeli riot police after barricading themselves in a mosque at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site, throwing firebombs and rocks at officers outside during a major Jewish holiday on Monday. The hilltop compound in Jerusalem's Old City is a frequent flashpoint and its fate is a core issue at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

    Israeli border policemen fight with a Palestinian man during confrontations during confrontations in the Old City of Jerusalem, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Palestinians clashed with Israeli riot police after barricading themselves in a mosque at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site, throwing firebombs and rocks at officers outside during a major Jewish holiday on Monday. The hilltop compound in Jerusalem's Old City is a frequent flashpoint and its fate is a core issue at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)  (The Associated Press)

Palestinians are clashing with Israeli riot police at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site during a major Jewish holiday.

The compound is sacred to Jews and known 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. It is a frequent flashpoint of violence, and Israel has beefed up security following multiple clashes in recent weeks.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said Palestinians threw rocks and firebombs from within the Al-Aqsa mosque at the site. Protestors had stockpiled rocks and other projectiles at the mosque overnight, she said.

It was the second day in a row of violence at the site. Monday's unrest occurred on the first day of the weeklong Jewish festival of Sukkot.