IOF assault 10-year-old Palestinian girl at Al-Aqsa Mosque

An Israeli special unit police officer reportedly physically assaulted a young Palestinian girl in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound yesterday.

WAFA reported yesterday that a 10-year-old Palestinian girl was physically assaulted at the Al-Aqsa holy site by an Israeli special unit police officer, after she chanted ‘Allahu akbar’ (God is great) in protest of the provocative incursion of illegal Israeli settlers into the compound.

The 10-year-old girl apparently sustained wounds in her legs and received treatment at the scene of the assault.

Tensions have been rising in Jerusalem during Ramadan, and especially on Fridays, as thousands of IOF soldiers are deployed around the city and inside the mosque compound in order to maintain control over the hundreds of thousands of worshipers pouring into the city for Friday prayers.