Over 150 people injured in Israeli forces raid Al-Aqsa Mosque
Published: 17:31 15 April 2022 Updated: 17:34 15 April 2022
The number of Palestinians injured in an Israeli forces attack at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem has risen to more than 150.
According to the organization operating the installation, Israeli forces entered the mosque premises before dawn on Friday. At that time, thousands of worshipers had gathered in the mosque for prayers.
The video, spread on social media, shows Palestinians throwing stones and Israeli police throwing tear gas.
The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency services said most of the injured had been hospitalized. Israeli police fired rubber bullets into the eyes of a mosque guard. At the time, Israeli forces did not allow ambulances and paramedics to enter.
Israeli forces claim to have arrested at least 300 people while the Palestinian sources say that number will be 400.
The Al-Aqsa Mosque or Baitul Muqaddas is the third holiest place for Muslim devotees around the world, and for Jews, it is known as the “Temple Mount”. They also consider it as one of their holy places. This holy mosque is at the root of the year-on-year Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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