Israeli occupation forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque and fired bullets, tear gas and sound grenades at the worshipers after Friday prayers, injuring dozens of worshipers.
Dozens were reported injured from concussion bombs thrown at random by police in the direction of people as they were trying to leave the compound, according to medical sources, who said most of the injuries were light and were treated on location.
The Israeli occupation forces pushed more forces into the squares of the mosque and besieged worshipers inside Al-Aqsa.
According to the Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Mohammad Hussein, police broke into the mosque compound immediately after the Friday prayer was over and brutally attacked the worshippers of all ages with any probable reason causing several injuries.
The occupation soldiers also expelled the worshipers from the yards of the mosque, along with the expulsion of Sheikh Omar al-Kiswani and all the Islamic Waqf staff.
The Israeli Soldiers also attacked al-Aqsa mosque guards from the Islamic Waqf and wounded two of them with bullets and several others were detained.
Sheikh Ekrama Sabri told reporters that the occupation soldiers attacked the worshipers for no reason after a number of them celebrated the first anniversary of the removal of Electronic gates that Israel wanted to put in the yards and entrances of Al-Aqsa Mosque last year, which contravenes the existing static as thousands of Palestinians protested and succeeded in canceling the Israeli decision At that time.
Palestinian local sources said also that extremist Nir Barakhat occupation municipality mayor in Jerusalem, stormed Friday afternoon, accompanied by a number of senior officers of the occupation of the tribal mosque in Al-Aqsa Mosque and toured it.
Medics said 40 people were treated for either injury from the concussion bombs or rubber-coated metal bullets. None were serious.
Islamic religious authorities have called on Palestinians in Jerusalem to pray in Bab Al asbaat to express the rejection of the decision to close the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The religious authorities also announced after the performance of Al-Asr prayer for an open sit-in at the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque until it reopened.
Posted by Aboud Younis on Friday, July 27, 2018