Tens of Palestinians injured as Israeli forces raid Al-Aqsa hour after reopening

1 hour after reopening al-Aqsa Mosque

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Just one hour after thousands of Palestinian worshipers entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem for the first time in nearly two weeks, clashes erupted inside the holy site, as Israeli forces fired tar gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at worshipers.The Palestinian Red Crescent released a statement saying that its crews had provided at least 37 worshipers with medical care. According to the group, some worshipers were treated for rubber-coated steel bullet injuries and tear gas inhalation, while others were physically assaulted and pepper sprayed by Israeli forces.As clashes took place inside the compound, Israeli forces closed the Remission Gate (Bab al-Hutta) entrance to the compound.Israeli soldiers also took down the Palestinian flags that worshipers had raised at the top of Al-Aqsa Mosque in celebration when they entered the compound.

(Source / 27.07.2017)


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