Muslims attempt to break into Temple Mount’s Mercy Gate – Riots underway

Muslims attempt to break into Temple Mount's Mercy Gate - Riots underway

BREAKING: Muslim rioters attempted to tear down the doors and broke into the Mercy Gate, a large structure on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount that was closed several years ago based on a court order because the group running the area was found to have ties to Hamas.

Police officers are currently quelling the rioters in order to prevent them from breaking into the historic site.

Security forces overnight confiscated equipment brought by Muslims into the Mercy Gate to transform the historic site into a Mosque.

In February, PM Netanyahu instructed authorities to close Mercy Gate and stop its renovations to transform the site into a mosque. In March it was revealed that the Jordanian Waqf, which manages the site, rejected the Israeli court order and the construction continued.