You have a holy site that has been protected as a Muslim shrine since the 7th century. Israel has not disputed that but there was a small circle of fanatics and rabid nationalists that had dreams of taking control of that site and throwing off the Muslims. These Jews wanted, and want now, to build a synagogue on the site. Check out their literature on the Temple Institute. They march around and go up to the gates dressed in preistly vestments and attempting to lay a corner stone. The present government is supporting them and coddling them. Then when the Muslims who control the site, resist, they are called inciters. Its very simple; what these same gangs did in Silwan in coming in and taking control because they have the power of the army behind them, they want to do to the Temple Mount. They must be stopped.
from the article: Palestinian official: Israel deliberately sparking fire in Jerusalem