According to medical sources, Israeli police forces have launched a new incursion into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, wounding dozens of Palestinians.
A medic within the facility reported 30 persons having their arms and legs hurt by pepper spray and rubber bullets.
According to Nidal Hijazi of the Sama al-Quds medical services group in the Old City, one person was brought to a hospital after being shot in the back with a rubber bullet.
Israeli soldiers assaulted worshippers with tear gas and rubber bullets during dawn prayers on Thursday, according to Palestinian media, and Palestinian youth reacted with stones and petrol bombs.
Reports from Jerusalem state that Israeli forces used stun grenades, rubber bullets, and pepper spray upon Palestinian worshippers at the site.
The same reports claimed that Palestinian teenagers fired fireworks from Al-Qibly Mosque against far-right Israeli settler groups passing through the site to commemorate Passover.
“What makes this remarkable is that this is the final time. Until the end of Ramadan, the Israeli government has prohibited these groups from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.”
“Over the years, the character of these excursions by ultra-right-wing Israeli nationalists has shifted. They are requesting the right to pray on the compound,” the report explained, noting that this would violate the 1967 status quo between Israel and Jordan, which prohibits non-Muslims from praying on the site.