Al-Aqsa clashes renewed, general strikes announced

PNN/ Jerusalem/

Dozens have been wounded in clashes after extremist groups of about 60 settlers on Tuesday morning renewed storming into Al-Aqsa mosque, heavily guarded by Israeli forces.

Eyewitnesses said that Israeli soldiers were chasing women who managed to enter Al-Aqsa, and blacklisted others, preventing them from entering it.

Clashes then sparked in Al-Aqsa yards between youngsters, guardians (Murabiteen) and Israeli soldiers and police forces, who opened fire, teargas and sound grenades on them. The wounded included journalists who were covering the clashes, and settlers used pepper spray against activists too.

An Israeli settler used pepper spray to attack a Palestinian youth in Al-Aqsa
An Israeli settler used pepper spray to attack a Palestinian youth in Al-Aqsa

As the attacks on Al-Aqsa have been daily escalated by Israeli settlers and soldiers, a general strike had been announced in all Palestinian universities and associations, demanding the halt of the attacks on Al-Aqsa and Israeli violations of Palestinian rights.