Israeli police today shot two journalists and a child as they cracked down on a rally at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque, according to the Palestinian news agency WAFA.
Local sources told WAFA that Israeli forces barged their way into the mosque compound and violently quelled a Palestinian protest in support of the Prophet Muhammad, which had been called in response to the insults directed at him during a Jewish settler march through occupied East Jerusalem on Tuesday.
WATCH: Israeli forces have stormed al-Aqsa Mosque today, shortly after a protest began against far-right Israeli provocations earlier in the week.
Several injuries have been reported, including an MEE reporter who was shot in the leg with rubber-coated bullets pic.twitter.com/nPZJ05nk6Z
— Middle East Eye (@MiddleEastEye) June 18, 2021
Policemen fire rubber-coated steel bullets at the protestors, hitting Middle East Eye (MEE) journalist Latifeh Abdelatif in the knee besides wounding MEE contributor Sondus Eweis and a child. The casualties were hospitalized.
(WAFA, PC, Social Media)