Palestinian stone throwers
Palestinian stone throwers Photo by Emil Salman
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Police have entered a sensitive Jerusalem holy site to disperse Palestinian protesters who were hurling stones on Friday.

The scene of Friday's violence was the Old City compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said police entered the compound after Palestinians began lobbing stones at security forces stationed outside one of the gates. He says police used stun grenades to disperse the crowd.

Rosenfeld says no one was injured and that order was quickly restored.

The holy compound is one of the most combustible sites on earth, and clashes there in the past have ignited broader violence.

A Muslim clerical body runs the compound under Israel's overall security control.