Hundreds wounded as Israeli forces raid Al-Aqsa

Tensions rise as Israelis mark the anniversary of the occupation of East Jerusalem on Monday.

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Israeli forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Monday morning, firing rubber-coated bullets, tear gas, and sound bombs at Palestinian worshippers, injuring hundreds.

The latest violence comes as occupied East Jerusalem braces for a planned Jewish nationalist march through the city later on Monday. The annual Jerusalem Day Flag March marks the day East Jerusalem was occupied in 1967 and later annexed by Israel – in a move not recognized by the vast majority of the international community.

It usually sees young Zionist activists walk through Palestinian areas in the Old City and East Jerusalem neighborhoods in provocation. At least one Palestinian has been injured after an Israeli settler ran him over with his vehicle near Lions Gate in occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City.

A video shared online shows the Israeli settler driving on top of the pavement and knocking the Palestinian down.

Another video shows an Israeli police officer standing in front of the settler with his gun drawn, shouting at the Palestinians. The settler then spits at them.

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