IOF storms courtyards of Al-Aqsa, fire stun grenades, tear gas among worshippers

Palestine

Published: 2021-05-07 21:06

Last Updated: 2021-06-11 20:19


IOF storms courtyards of Al-Aqsa, fire stun grenades, tear gas among worshippers
IOF storms courtyards of Al-Aqsa, fire stun grenades, tear gas among worshippers

Friday, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, and fired stun grenades and tear gas canisters, causing casualties among the worshippers.

The IOF closed roads in the Old City of Jerusalem, preventing residents from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque after the sunset call to prayer.

They also placed military checkpoints and prevented worshippers to enter and break their fast at the mosque, or even to pass through.

They used weapons to intimidate them and force them to move away from the area.


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On May 4, two Palestinians were arrested and ten others were injured during clashes that took place Monday night with Israeli Occupation police and border guards in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, according to Israeli Occupation police and the Palestinian Red Crescent.

Palestinian families are facing orders to evacuate from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, as part of Israeli Occupation settler organizations' continuous efforts to Judaize the area and house Jewish settlers in it, therefore an uptick of violence has been witnessed in recent days.