Hundreds of Muslim worshippers clash with Israeli security forces outside Jerusalem's Old City in protest against newly installed security measures outside a holy site. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Hundreds of Muslim worshippers clashed with Israeli security forces on Saturday (July 22) outside Jerusalem's Old City in protest against newly installed security measures outside a holy site. The clashes came after a week of mounting tension and protests that peaked on Friday (July 21), when six people died in the bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years. Three Israelis were stabbed to death in a Jewish settlement in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, hours after three Palestinians were killed in violence prompted by Israel's installation of metal detectors at entry points to the Noble Sanctuary-Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem's walled Old City. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ordered the suspension of all official contact with Israel until it removed the metal detectors at the site, where Muslims pray at Al-Aqsa mosque. Israel decided to install the metal detectors at the entry point to the shrine in Jerusalem on Sunday (July 16), after the killing of two Israeli policemen on July 14.