Conflict over the Temple Mount area in Jerusalem has been escalating in recent months. There have been multiple reports of riots, protests, even stabbings that have led to police intervention with stun grenades - many of these alterations have been between Palestinians and Israelis. But why is The Temple Mount so contested in the first place?
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Read more about the Temple Mount conflict:
New York Times: Historical Certainty Proves Elusive at Jerusalem's Holiest Place
The Time of Israel: Police impose fresh restrictions on Muslims at Temple Mount