Israeli attack on Al-Aqsa mosque leaves at least 42 injured | News

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Israeli forces in occupied Jerusalem attacked Palestinian worshipers as they were finishing dawn prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque, leaving 42 believers injured, according to Red Crescent data.

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The Israelis closed the doors to the Al-Quibi prayer hall with metal chains, preventing the evacuation of the wounded and the access of ambulance crews. In addition, they attacked journalists, children and women and forced them to leave the courtyards of the mosque.

Following the siege, the forces withdrew completely from the temple courtyards from the Mughrabi Gate side and Palestinians cleared the mosque courtyards.

This Friday the 29th is the last of the holy month of Ramadan, so the Palestinians crossed the Israeli military checkpoint of Qalandia to reach Jerusalem. The Israeli forces adopted strict security measures in Jerusalem and in the vicinity of the mosque.

They declared alert in the city of Jerusalem and in the occupied territories, while the factions and bodies of that city, the interior and the West Bank called to participate in the last blessed Friday.

Local media reported that several young Palestinians tried to scale the Israeli segregation wall that separates the West Bank and Jerusalem with the aim of reaching the Al-Aqsa mosque to pray there.

Since last week the occupation forces have been steadily attacking worshipers in the mosque, firing rubber bullets and causing serious injuries.

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