Bethlehem youths protest against Al-Aqsa violations

PNN/ Bethlehem/

Dozens of Palestinian youths on Tuesday have held a demonstration in protest of the continuous Israeli violations of Al-Aqsa mosque.

The non-violent demonstration headed to the 300 Israeli checkpoint north of Bethlehem, and was immediately repressed by teargas grenades.

IOF opened teargas grenades on the protesters near checkpoint 300, northern Bethlehem
IOF opened teargas grenades on the protesters near checkpoint 300, northern Bethlehem

The protest included dozens of University students, who assembled during the hours of general strike from 11 – 2 PM in all Palestinian universities and associations, demanding the halt of the attacks on Al-Aqsa and Israeli violations of Palestinian rights.

This morning, clashes sparked in Al-Aqsa yards between youngsters, guardians (Murabiteen) and Israeli soldiers and police forces, who opened fire, teargas and sound grenades on them, 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.