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Israeli police raid Al-Aqsa mosque, injuring 57 Palestinians

Israeli police raid Al-Aqsa mosque, injuring 57 Palestinians

Israeli police raid Al-Aqsa mosque, injuring 57 Palestinians
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On Friday, Israeli police raided the Al-Aqsa mosque complex in Jerusalem, injuring at least 57 Palestinians, as violence continued by Israeli troops during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

A mob of people hurling rocks was shot at by police following the morning Ramadan prayers, according to Reuters eyewitnesses. They said police used rubber-tipped bullets and stun grenades. Tear gas was also dropped from a drone by police.

Israel and the Palestinian Hamas organisation, which controls Gaza, are once again at odds, and the recent spike in violence in Jerusalem has sparked worries of a replay of that conflict.

One missile fell short, while the other landed over the border without causing any damage, according to Israeli officials. This might be a prelude to a larger confrontation. Three similar incidents have occurred this week, disrupting the relative peace that has prevailed in Gaza for months.

Atop the Old City plateau of East Jerusalem, Israel annexed the territory in a move that has not been recognised by the United Nations. In the event of a Palestinian state, the Palestinians want East Jerusalem to serve as their capital city.

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Muslim worship at Al-Aqsa (the third most sacred place in Islam) is being restricted by Israeli authorities, while a long-standing restriction on Jewish prayer is being ignored. Israel disputes this.

Dozens of individuals threw rocks and pyrotechnics at Israeli police as they approached the Western Wall, where Jewish service was taking place, according to Israeli police. A stone struck a police officer, and the pyrotechnics ignited a nearby tree, injuring her.

During a rally in northern Gaza, Hamas official Mushir al-Masri said that the group’s militants had their “fingers on the rifle triggers, and we will protect Al-Aqsa mosque with all our strength.”

The rocket barrage that took place on Friday was not claimed by any Palestinian group.

At least 14 Palestinians, including armed jihadists, have been murdered by Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank since March 22, according to medical sources.

This year, Passover falls on the same day as Ramadan. As a result, the site, which contains the ruins of two ancient Jewish temples, has seen an increase in Muslim and Jewish tourists.

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The last days of Ramadan have been suspended for Jewish visitors to Israel, an Israeli official has announced.

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