At least 20 Palestinian worshippers have been injured after praying at Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem today after Israeli occupation forces stormed the Muslim holy site and fired at them, the Palestinian Red Crescent reported.
Thousand of Palestinians gathered for Friday prayers at Al Aqsa today. They raised the Palestinian flag and chanted for the freedom of Al Aqsa and solidarity with Gaza. Shortly after, they were brutally attacked by Israeli forces. pic.twitter.com/JCyHF7cnRS
— Salem Barahmeh (@Barahmeh) May 21, 2021
Palestinians were also celebrating news that a ceasefire had come into effect ending Israel’s ten-day bombing campaign against Gaza which has killed 243 Palestinians and injured 1,910 more.
— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) May 21, 2021
After Friday prayers, they marched from Al-Aqsa to the Old City area, but Israeli police used stun grenades and gas bombs at them to disperse the crowds.
The ceasefire took effect at 2 am local time.
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)