The Israeli police attacked on Sunday evening the Jerusalemite worshipers protesting at Bab al-Asbat near al-Aqsa Mosque for the 8th day in a row in rejection of the metal detectors installed at the Mosque’s gates.
The PIC reporter said that the police forces tried to disperse worshipers by targeting them with sound bombs; however, the worshipers insisted on continuing the sit-in and performing evening prayer at Bab al-Asbat.
The Palestinian journalist Mohammed al-Sadiq was injured during the confrontations for the second time since the beginning of the sit-in eight days ago.
Earlier in the day, 25 citizens, including two journalists, were injured after they were targeted with rubber bullets and tear gas canisters in clashes with the Israeli police in Abu Dis town and at Qalandia checkpoint in Occupied Jerusalem.
The Israeli authorities on 14th July banned Friday prayer at al-Aqsa Mosque following an anti-occupation shooting attack in which two Israeli police officers were killed.
The Old City was closed later and prayer was banned at the shrine until further notice for the first time since 1969, and on 16th July, 9 metal detectors were erected at al-Aqsa gates.
Since then, Palestinian worshipers have refused to enter the Mosque through these metal detectors and decided to perform their prayers at its entrances.
(Source / 24.07.2017)