Israeli police attack Palestinian worshippers
Israeli police fired sound grenades to disperse Palestinians outside Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque where tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers gathered for the Eid al-Adha.
AT LEAST 37 PALESTINIANS WERE INJURED
A number of Palestinians were injured during clashes with Israeli forces inside the Al-Aqsa mosque compound. "The Palestinians were injured while they were preventing Jewish settlers from storming the holy mosque," Firas al-Dibs, a spokesman for Jerusalem's Jordan-run Religious Endowments Authority said.
Palestinian Red Crescent, meanwhile, said that 37 Palestinians were injured after Israeli forces attacked the worshipers with rubber bullets, teargas and truncheons.
A Palestinian ambulance service said that at least 14 Palestinians were taken to hospitals for treatment. Israel’s Kan public radio said four police officers were injured.
Hanan Ashrawi, a senior official in the Palestine Liberation Organization, accused Israel of provoking religious and political tension. "The storming of al-Aqsa mosque compound by Israeli occupation forces this Eid morning is an act of recklessness and aggression," she said in a statement.