ISRAEL : Many Injured In AL – Aqsa Mosque Clash

08 May 2021 by Grace Namiji

At least 163 Palestinians and six Israeli police officers have been hurt in clashes in Jerusalem. Palestinian medics and Israeli Police says.

Most were injured at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, where Israeli police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades as Palestinians threw stones and bottles.p

Tensions have been rising over the potential eviction of Palestinians from land claimed by Jewish settlers.

The Al-Aqsa mosque complex in Jerusalem’s Old City is one of Islam’s most revered locations, but also a Jewish holy site, known as the Temple Mount.

The site is a frequent flashpoint for violence, which unfolded again on yesterday night after thousands had gathered there to observe the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

BBC

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