Israeli Forces Raid Al-Aqsa Mosque, Scuffle with Palestinian Worshipers
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A number of Palestinian worshipers were injured and arrested at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Israeli-occupied Old City of al-Quds (Jerusalem) after Israeli forces stormed the holy site yet again.
Israeli forces stormed Almagharba Gate at Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday and allowed Israeli settlers and foreign tourists in, Safa news agency reproted.
Firas Al-Dibs, the Media coordinator at the Waqf authority at Al-Aqsa said, “Israeli forces stormed Al-Aqsa after some worshipers protested the presence of Israeli settlers and foreign tourists inside the Mosque.”
He added that three Palestinians were injured in the assault, including one of the guards of Al-Aqsa.
The al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site for Muslims after Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and Masjid al-Nabawi in Medina.
Palestinians are angry at increasing violence by Israeli settlers at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound and their attacks on Palestinian property, saying the Tel Aviv regime seeks to change the status quo of the sacred site.