Arabs Demonstrate against Gaza Op

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CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli police in Jerusalem faced hostile demonstrators in several locations in the city.

Police Chief Dudi Cohen restricted Muslim worshippers at the Temple Mount to men aged 50 and over, with an Israeli identity card. Some 4,500 men participated.

Clashes broke out at the Old City's Nablus Gate, where police dispersed worshippers who tried to stage a protest rally en route to the Temple Mount

Several dozen Muslim women also demonstrated near the Nablus Gate.

Israeli residents of the east Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Ras al-Amud threw stones at police, injuring one officer, and hurled two Molotov cocktails at the police station.

Residents of Shoafat in northern Jerusalem threw rocks at security forces, but no one was injured.

Meanwhile, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak clamped a closure on the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) until Saturday evening after Shabbat (the Sabbath).

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