Israeli police attack Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem – NRK Norway – Overview of news from across the country

Israeli police attack Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem – NRK Norway – Overview of news from across the country

Dozens of Palestinians who were in the mosque to perform Ramadan prayers were wounded in the attack. This was written by the official Palestinian News Agency Wafa.

According to the Palestine Red Crescent, seven Palestinians were injured. writes himself Al Jazeerawho had contact with witnesses at the scene.

Agence France-Presse reported at 8:30 that more than 350 people would be arrested by the Israeli police.

Videos posted on social media show Israeli police beating Palestinians, among other things, with batons. They are also said to have fired rubber bullets, he writes CNN.

At least two of the injured are said to have been hospitalized with serious injuries.

The incident comes a few days after a man was shot dead outside the mosque

Rocket fire from Gaza

It was not clear why the occupation police entered the mosque.

The police claimed in a statement that they had to enter the mosque to arrest the masked rioters. Police said the rioters were carrying fireworks, stones and sticks.

Dozens of people were said to have been arrested in connection with the unrest.

According to the Israeli military, nine rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel. At least four of them were shot and landed in open areas. according to Times of Israel One of the missiles hit a factory.

Reuters wrote that the rockets from Gaza came in response to the attack on the mosque. Israel responded by returning the rockets to Gaza.

Occupation police outside the entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem, where the mosque is located.  There are three guys in green uniforms and they all have protective gear and guns.  Behind them is a tall and light wall.

Police outside the entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem where the mosque is located.

Photo: Mahmoud Elyan/The Associated Press

Increased tensions

This is not the first time that violent clashes have occurred at Al-Aqsa Mosque, known to Jews as the Temple Mount.

The mosque sits on a peak that is of symbolic importance to both Jews and Muslims.

Tensions and attacks on the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem have escalated over the past year.

This month there were fears that the situation would escalate further. This year, the Muslim holy month of Ramadan falls at the same time that Jews celebrate Pesach, the Jewish holiday of Passover.

Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.  Full of Muslim prayers.  In the background is a large golden dome and a cloudy sky with birds.

Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem last Friday.

Photo: Mahmoud Elyan/The Associated Press

More convictions

Palestinian groups condemned Israel’s attack on Palestinians observing the month of Ramadan.

The same applies to the Palestinian authorities.

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, the official spokesman for the presidency, warned the Israeli authorities against crossing the “red line”, according to the news agency. Wafa.

We hold the occupation authorities responsible for any possible deterioration.

A spokesman for the Palestinian president also issued a warning:

– We warn the occupation not to cross the border in the holy places. Nabil Abu Rudeineh said that the explosion will lead to a big explosion.

Both Jordan and Egypt condemned these incidents.

The two countries recently participated in a US-backed effort to de-escalate tensions in the West Bank.

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