Israeli occupation police attacked, on Friday, Palestinian Muslim worshipers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, injuring 42, local sources reported.
Israeli forces invaded, on Friday, the Islamic holy site after the Fajir (morning) prayer and opened fire with tear gas canisters, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel rounds, injuring 42 Palestinian worshipers.
Quds Press reported that police positioned themselves on the roof of the al-Qibli prayer hall (silver-domed mosque), besieged hundreds of worshipers inside, and broke windows, triggering Palestinian youths to confront the attacking forces.
According to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), its medical crews treated 20 people with upper body injuries at the scene and transferred 22 to Al-Makassed Hospital in occupied East Jerusalem for further medical intervention.
The PRCS added that occupation police assaulted and injured one of its crew members and prevented its medics from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque to treat the wounded inside.
On Thursday, at dawn, Israeli police attacked Muslim worshipers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third most sacred holy site, after Mecca and Medina.
Israeli police fired concussion grenades and tear gas canisters, even employing drones to drop tear gas canisters down on the Muslim worshipers, causing dozens of inhalation injuries.
Medics treated worshipers who suffered from inhalation injuries at the scene.
Palestinians marched in the courtyards of the Dome of the Rock (gold-domed mosque), calling for the protection of the sacred Al-Aqsa Mosque, and raised the Palestinian flag.
On Wednesday night, 250,000 Muslim worshipers gathered at the Al-Aqsa Mosque from occupied Jerusalem, inside Israel (the 1948 occupied Palestinian lands) in addition to those who travelled from the West Bank marking the ‘Night of Power’ (Laylat al-Qadr), the 27th night of the holy month of Ramadan.