Israeli police on Friday detained 10 Palestinians during clatters at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, with nine people obtaining injuries as officers fired rubber bullets against demonstrators, doctors in the vicinity held.
About 1,000 people assembled in the compound after weekly prayers chanting “God is great” and some raising Palestinian flags. Some protestors retaliated by flinging stones at police who attacked the site, a reporter said.
The skirmish came as Palestinians protested against Jewish nationalists who paraded through Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem on Tuesday, chanting abuses to the Islamic religion.
The Palestinian Red Crescent held that nine people were injured, including three that were hospitalized in the clash, with injuries due to “beatings, rubber bullets and sound bombs.”
“Several dozen young Palestinians began disturbing the order and throwing stones toward security personnel,” the police said in a statement, adding that “ten suspects were arrested.”
A day prior, police announced that they arrested eight people who protested at the Damascus Gate, an entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City, where a nationalist Jewish march had assembled in celebration of the March of the Flags.
Also on Friday, Palestinians protested nearby Nablus in the occupied West Bank against the expansion of a Jewish settlement on the lands of Beita village. The Red Crescent said 47 people were injured when security forces fired tear gas canisters and rubber bullets.
The Al-Aqsa compound lies in East Jerusalem, which Israel annexed in 1967 following the Six-Day War, in a move most of the international community does not recognize.