Israeli forces attack on Palestinian worshippers at al-Aqsa Mosque
Israeli forces stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque, injuring more than 150 worshipers in stepped-up violence in the fasting holy month of Ramadan.
Israel has stepped up its deadly acts of aggression across the Palestinian territories since the beginning of Ramadan, as a result of which the Palestinians have put up stronger resistance.
The most recent episode of violence began at dawn on Friday, when Israeli occupation forces raided the mosque through the Moroccan Gate, also known as the Mughrabi Gate, randomly firing sound bombs and rubber bullets at the worshipers.
Media reports said the Israeli troops also attacked paramedics and press crews, chased them in the courtyards of the mosque, and beat a number of them.
The Palestine Red Crescent Society reported that 152 fasting Palestinians had been transferred to hospitals, adding that most of the Palestinians' injuries were incurred from rubber bullets, stun grenades and beatings with police batons.
Mass rallies have been held across the Muslim world in solidarity with the oppressed people of Palestine.
Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is sacred to both Jews and Muslims, has often been the epicenter of Israeli aggression against Palestinians.
The compound, Islam’s third-holiest site, is located in the Old City of East al-Quds, which the Israeli regime occupied as part of the entire Palestinian territory of the West Bank during a war in 1967.
The regime in Tel Aviv has escalated its crackdown on Palestinians since the beginning of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, arresting a number of Palestinians in occupied East al-Quds, desecrating al-Aqsa mosque, imposing new restrictions on the Palestinian people’s entry into the mosque, and ordering the demolition of Palestinian homes and agricultural facilities.
The Israeli violence, repeated on a daily basis, has led to fierce clashes between Israelis and Palestinians across the occupied territories.
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