WATCH: Muslims Clash with Police, Jewish Visitors on Temple Mount

Israeli riot police clash with Palestinian demonstrators at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound following Friday prayers on March 8, 2013.

Ynetnews reports: Several Muslim worshippers were removed from the Temple Mount complex on Sunday after clashing with police and with Jews visiting the holy site on Tisha B’Av.

Police dispersed the Muslim protesters after they started crowding around a group of Jewish visitors, calling “Allahu Akbar” and shouting insults at them.

After the confrontation, the site was closed for visitors. While police say the Temple Mount was closed at a scheduled time, right-wing activists claim it was closed earlier than planned and demanded to extend Jewish visitation hours for the day.

“Terrorism must be defeated on the Temple Mount just like anywhere else, and the site should be open for Jews at all hours of the day—particularly during the Tisha B’Av fast,” the Joint Forum of Temple Mount Organizations said in a statement.

In addition, police detained for questioning seven Jews who broke the rules of visiting the site. Police said 304 people visited the Temple Mount on Sunday morning.

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