Originally posted in May 2005
A planned Temple Mount march and protest last month fizzled when Jerusalem police, backed up by Army units, closed the Temple Mount to both Jews and Arabs.
Throughout the Old City police had set up roadblocks and checkpoints barring all private vehicles from entering the area, while a strict security cordon of hundreds of police officers lined the Western Wall Plaza.
In defiance of police, hundreds of Palestinian youths, together with West Bank Hamas leader, Sheikh Hassan Youssef, managed to enter the Temple Mount compound.
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