Clashes broke out between Palestinian worshipers and Israeli forces at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound amid visits by right-wing Jews on Wednesday, witnesses told Ma'an.
Israeli forces fired stun grenades and rubber-coated bullets towards worshipers and chased them out of the compound, the sources said.
Three Palestinians were injured during the clashes.
Tensions had risen at the holy site early in the day as Israeli authorities imposed restrictions on Palestinians seeking to enter the mosque.
An Israeli police statement said all men under the age of 50 would be prevented from entering.
Though the statement said women would be allowed into the compound, witnesses said all women were denied entry as well.
The Al-Aqsa Foundation for Endowment and Heritage said in a statement that Israeli forces "assaulted" Palestinians who were conducting a sit-in at Lions Gate in protest against the restrictions.
By 9:00, some 100 right-wing Israelis had entered the compound, Palestinian security guards at the mosque told Ma'an.
Palestinians chanted "Allahu Akbar," or "God is the greatest." more