Hundreds of Muslim worshippers clashed with police after Friday prayers in East Jerusalem, as anti-U.S. protests have been spreading across the Middle East.
The protesters took to the streets after concluding prayers in Jerusalem's Temple Mount. They walked toward the Damascus gate and hurled stones at police, then advanced toward the U.S. consulate.
Israeli security forces dispersed the protesters using shock grenades. One Israeli police officer was lightly hurt after a rock was thrown at him. Four Muslim worshippers were arrested as a result.
|Palestinians during a protest against a film mocking Islam after the Friday prayers in front of the Dome of the Rock at al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, September 14, 2012. Photo by AFP|