Israel Detains Top Palestinian Muslim Cleric on Jerusalem Day

Mufti Mohammed Hussein held for several hours and questioned over disturbances at Temple Mount; Five Jewish visitors were also detained for bowing in prayer at the site.

Five Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount were detained Wednesday for bowing in prayer at the site, the same day a top Muslim cleric in the Palestinian territories was detained and questioned over recent disturbances at the Mount. The cleric, Mufti Mohammed Hussein, was released after several hours.

Under Israeli rule, non-Muslims may be removed from the site for praying there. On Wednesday, other...