Israeli forces storm al-Aqsa

Israeli forces storm al-Aqsa Mosque in dawn raid

According to Mouood, quoting by MEE:

In pictures: Israeli forces storm al-Aqsa Mosque in dawn raid

Israeli forces have injured scores of Palestinian worshippers inside al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem
Medics, journalists, mosque volunteers and women were targeted, according to Palestinian media reports (AFP)
Footage showed worshippers attempting to barricade themselves inside the mosque as Israeli forces stormed the area (Reuters)

 

Israeli security forces entered the al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem before dawn on Friday as thousands of Palestinians were gathered for prayers during the holy month of Ramadan (Reuters)

 

The raid came ahead of the Jewish holiday of Passover, set to start on Friday and last until 23 April, during which far-right Israeli settlers have vowed to raid al-Aqsa Mosque and slaughter animals inside its courtyard as a religious sacrifice (Reuters)

 

Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip, condemned the raid and said Israel “bears responsibility for the consequences” (AFP)

 

Scores of people were injured as Israeli security officers fired rubber-coated steel bullets, teargas and stun grenades inside the courtyards and prayer halls of the mosque (AFP)

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