Clashes between Palestinian and Israeli police at Al-Aqsa Mosque, 170 Palestinians injured

May 8, 2021: 170 Palestinians were injured in a clash between Palestinian and Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa Mosque during Friday prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan. The occupying Israeli army bans Muslims from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque, after which Muslims protested and went to the mosque. Later, the occupying Israeli army also entered Al-Aqsa Mosque. More than 170 Palestinians were injured in the clashes.

Even before Friday prayers began, a large number of Israeli police were deployed outside the Al-Aqsa Mosque, obstructing Palestinians from praying. The Palestinian Red Crescent Emergency Service says 170 Palestinians have been injured in clashes with police, with 83 hospitalized. In most cases, there are reports of injuries to people’s eyes and faces.

Earlier on Friday, Israeli troops opened fire on a Border Police base in the occupied West Bank, killing two Palestinians and wounding a third. With the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Israel banned an important gathering of Palestinians, who traditionally gathered at a special place during Iftar. Tensions in Occupied Jerusalem and the Occupied West Bank have been high for a week, according to a foreign news agency.

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