JERUSALEM (Reuters/AFP) - Israeli police stormed Jerusalems al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday, hurling stun grenades at Palestinians who had thrown rocks at them in another eruption of violence at the holy citys most sensitive site. A medic for the Palestinian Red Crescent said six Palestinians were injured. Police reported that three of its officers were hurt. The unrest, following a similar incident a month ago, did not appear to herald any immediate slide into wide-scale violence that could disrupt US-led efforts to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks suspended since December. But the confrontation between Israeli police in riot gear and rock-throwing Muslims alarmed by rumours right-wing Jews planned to enter the site was a sharp reminder that Jerusalem remains a cauldron of heated religious and political passions. Kamal Khatib, a spokesman for the Israeli Arab Islamic Movement, which has been at the forefront of recent demonstrations at the compound, blamed police for the clashes. The police always excuse their attacks by saying that the worshippers threw stones, he told AFP. It is clear they just want to justify their crimes. He added that police were stopping busses filled with Muslim worshippers in northern Israel in a bid to prevent them from reaching Jerusalem. Police did not go into al-Aqsa mosque, situated on al-Haram al-Sharif (the Noble Sanctuary), regarded by Muslims as the third holiest site after the cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. The compound is revered by Jews as the Temple Mount, where the two destroyed Biblical Temples once stood. Israel captured the site in a 1967 war, along with the rest of East Jerusalem, which it annexed, and adjoining parts of the West Bank. In the latest violence, dozens of young Arab men threw rocks, lumps of masonry and water tanks from the roofs of houses at police in the narrow alleyways around the mosque compound, which overlooks Judaisms Western Wall. Rushing onto the compound behind riot shields, helmeted police with batons used stun grenades to repel the stone-throwers who retreated into the 8th-century al-Aqsa mosque. A police spokesman said 15 people were arrested and that calm had largely returned to the area. The office of Western-backed Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas warned of dangerous consequences and called on Israel to halt all provocative acts. Jerusalem is a red line that cannot be crossed, Abbass spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina told AFP. He called on the international community to intervene to put pressure on the Israeli government. Early Sunday, police had deployed extra troops after calls for demonstrations around the holy site that has been the scene of clashes over the past several months. We reinforced patrols in the Old City to avoid any disturbances after calls among Palestinians and Israeli Arabs to come demonstrate in so-called defence of the Temple Mount, Rosenfeld told AFP. The Palestinian calls for demonstrations came amid rumours that rightwing Jewish activists were planning to gather at the compound, the site of the holiest place in Judaism and third-holiest in Islam, radio reported. The rumours circulated after an extreme rightwing Jewish group called on Jews to gather at the mosque compound as well as the adjacent Western Wall, Judaisms top pilgrimage site. Sundays incidents marked the latest violence to shake the holy site, where any perceived change in the status quo has often led to outbreaks of deadly clashes. Two weeks of tensions over the compound exploded into violence on September 27, when Palestinians hurled rocks at a group of visitors whom they suspected of being rightwing Jewish extremists.