Stun grenades used against pilgrims

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UPDATE: 3 Brits rumoured to be detained. 1 of them beaten.

The calm in the air was shattered early this morning when pilgrims, after being turned away from the sacred precinct, were fired upon by police, on the streets of Muslim Quarter, Old City in Jerusalem.

Guards at the precinct began allowing only elderly pilgrims into the holy site. I’ve been told that some of the younger pilgrims provoked guards and police, so they responded by using stun grenades and possibly rubber bullets.

Friday prayers are coming up and there are further rumours that many political groups will be attending, so attendance at the prayer is now not advised, especially for foreign pilgrims. British pilgrims were amongst those being directly fired upon.

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