Palestinians riot in Jerusalem over synagogue reopening (video)

Jerusalem Riots

Riots erupted in east Jerusalem Tuesday as Palestinians hurled rocks and smoke bombs at Israeli police to protest the reopening of a synagogue after more than 60 years.

Officers in riot gear fired back with rubber bullets and stun grenades. Some 91 people were wounded in the clashes, according to reports.

The group was protesting the reopening of the ancient Hurva synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. However, rumors swirled that Israeli Jews were planning to try and take over the Dome of the Rock complex and build a new temple.

The violence also is linked reportedly to Israeli plans to build 1,600 apartments in the disputed east of the city, which the Palestinians see as the capital of a future state.

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