Israeli police disperse Palestinian rock-throwers from Jerusalem holy site

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.