Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets in addition to the stun grenades following an 11-day boycott imposed on worshippers by the Palestinian Authority who try to blame it on the Jews. The Palestinians retaliated by throwing stones, which they are quite good at with all the practice they get with their women targets.
Red Crescent said it all began when Israeli troops closed one of the gates to the Haram al-Sharif compound after Muslims murdered two police over a week ago.
The head of the Arab League warned that attempts to control religious sites in Jerusalem will risk a "religious war," something that Muslims have been waging ever since Mohammad, their prophet, was married to his 9-year-old child bride Aisha.
The mosque has been at the center of an Israeli-Palestinian standoff over Israeli security installations that include metal detectors and cameras, which have since been removed.
When Israel installed the devices after Israeli Arabs show and killed two police officers, the Palestinians were upset that they were protecting themselves under the guise that the Israelis were attempting to gain further control over the site.
They couldn't care less.
So the Palestinians had been praying in Jerusalem streets, in a scene right out of Dearborn, Michigan. Blocking traffic, heads down on the ground, butts to the sky, as they block traffic in a display of resistance.
Saying that Israel is 'playing with fire and will only ignite a religious war and shift the core of the conflict from politics to religion," said Ahmed Abul Gheit. But Muslims have been waging a religious war since they made the pilgrimage from Mecca to Medina, when Mo's army was ten thousand strong, rather than two hundred and fifty weak.
This has always been an anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, anti-infidel war. Who the hell are they trying to fool?
As they entered the Al Aqsa Mosque the worshippers shouted, "Allahu Akbar" meaning "Allah is greater."