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Israeli forces storm Al-Aqsa Mosque, again

Israeli forces attack worshippers, trees inside Al-Aqsa compound catch fire as forces use sound bombs

Firas Mohamed   | 10.05.2021
Israeli forces storm Al-Aqsa Mosque, again


Israeli forces once again stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque, assaulted Palestinian worshippers and fired sound bombs that caused a fire to break out in trees inside the Al-Aqsa compound on Monday evening.

Meanwhile, hundreds of Palestinians at the Damascus Gate celebrated rockets fired from the Gaza Strip towards West Jerusalem.

A fire broke out during Israeli police attack on Palestinians. Fire spread to a nearby tree.
Israeli police attacked Palestinians in Al-Aqsa Mosque again

The Israeli police began evacuating thousands of settlers from Al-Buraq Square following the landing of these rockets.

Al-Buraq’s security inspector also cancelled the Israeli flags march organized annually by extremist Israeli settlers to celebrate the occupation of East Jerusalem in 1967.

In the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, a large crowd of settlers attacked three Palestinians causing moderate and severe injuries.

According to the Palestine Red Crescent, at least 305 people were injured on Monday as Israeli forces fired rubber-coated bullets, tear gas, and stun grenades at Palestinians who were on guard to prevent possible raids by extremist Jews.

Tensions have run high in the Sheikh Jarrah area since last week as Israeli settlers swarmed in after an Israeli court ordered the eviction of Palestinian families.

Palestinians protesting in solidarity with the residents of Sheikh Jarrah have been targeted by Israeli forces.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war and annexed the entire city in 1980 – a move that has never been recognized by the international community.

* Bassel Barakat contributed to this report from Ankara

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