Two Officers Injured on Temple Mount

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JERUSALEM, Israel -- Arab men threw rocks at Israeli policemen patrolling the Temple Mount Wednesday morning, injuring two officers and then fleeing inside the al-Aksa Mosque.

Paramedics treated the men at the scene before evacuating one for further treatment.

Earlier this week, Muslim worshippers at the Temple Mount's al-Aksa Mosque harassed a top official from Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party, cursing him and demanding he leave, Arutz Sheva reported.

According to the report, dozens of Muslims singled out Azzam al-Ahmad from the Jordanian delegation he had accompanied to the mosque, telling him he wasn't welcome there. Some worshippers reportedly removed their shoes to throw at him, the deepest of insults in Arab culture, but their friends stopped them.

The report goes on to say Ahmad's efforts to blame Israel for the incident didn't ring true because the hecklers singled him out from the delegation.

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