Injuries in clashes at Bab al-Asbat

Clashes Bab al-Asbat

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said on Monday evening that 11 Jerusalemites were injured in clashes between worshipers and the Israeli police at Bab al-Asbat near al-Aqsa Mosque.

The worshipers were attacked after performing evening prayer outside al-Aqsa Mosque in protest against the metal detectors installed by the Israeli authorities at the entrances of the Mosque.

MP Mustafa al-Barghouti, secretary general of the Palestinian National Initiative Movement, was among the injured, according to the PRCS.

According to the PIC reporter, 3 Jerusalemite women who were protesting at Bab al-Asbat were beaten by the Israeli police earlier in the day before a number of youths who were in the scene were able to intervene and defend them.

Several injuries have been reported since Sunday in the clashes between the Israeli police and the Jerusalemite worshipers who refused to enter al-Aqsa Mosque via the metal detectors installed at its gates.

Al-Aqsa Mosque was completely closed before worshipers on Friday after two Israeli officers were killed in an armed clash in the compound.

The Israeli authorities started on Sunday to reopen the Mosque gradually after installing dozens of metal detectors and cameras at the entrances of the site, which was widely rejected by Muslim worshipers.

(Source  / 18.07.2017)

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