A number of Palestinian worshipers were injured and arrested at Al-Aqsa Mosque precinct following the crackdown of Israeli forces on worshipers who tried to prevent provocation and storming of Al-Aqsa by Israeli settlers, Safa News Agency.
Israeli forces stormed Almagharba Gate at Al-Aqsa Mosque and allowed Israeli settlers and foreign tourists in.
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Firas Al-Dibs, the Media coordinator at the Waqf authority at Al-Aqsa told Safa News Agency, “Israeli forces stormed Al-Aqsa after some worshipers protested the presence of Israeli settlers and foreign tourists inside the Mosque”.
Al-Dibs added that three Palestinians were injured in the assault, including one of the guards of Al-Aqsa.
Rubber-coated metal bullets, sound & gas bombs used in Terrorist Attack by IOF on worshipers at Al-Aqsa, wounding 28 pic.twitter.com/q2OLtQiIeG
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Omar Alkaswani, the Director of Al-Aqsa said the move was “surprising”, especially that since there was an agreement with the Israeli police not to allow Israeli settlers into the mosque during the last ten days of the holy month of Ramadan.
According to him, “three Palestinians were injured after sonic bombs and rubber coated bullets were fired at the worshipers, including an elder man.”
He added that four worshipers were arrested, including three foreign Muslims who were spending their last ten days of Ramadan at the Mosque.
This is the first time that Israeli forces stormed Al-Aqsa during the last ten days of Ramadan, and has inflamed Palestinians.
The Israeli right-wing government tries to appease Israeli settlers by allowing them to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest Islamic site in the world, despite set agreements.