Jerusalem mayor takes tough stand against Al-Aqsa rock throwers as skirmish escalates

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A Palestinian throws a stone at Israeli police vehicle during a protest against Israeli police raid on Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque, near Israel's Ofer Prison near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on September 17, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman 
*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-AQSA-TENSION, originally transmitted on Sept. 17, 2015.

A Palestinian throws a stone at Israeli police vehicle during a protest against Israeli police raid on Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque, near Israel's Ofer Prison near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on September 17, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-AQSA-TENSION, originally transmitted on Sept. 17, 2015.

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JERUSALEM (RNS) Televised footage of Israeli riot police clashing with the stone-throwing mosque-goers standing behind iron barricades sparked outrage in the Muslim world.