Backed by IOF, Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa courtyards
Israeli settlers, backed by heavily armed Israeli occupation forces, entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque courtyards in occupied Al-Quds in the early morning, making provocative tours.
Al Mayadeen correspondent reported on Sunday that the Israeli settlers began storming Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Al-Quds amid a heavy military deployment of the Israeli occupation forces (IOF).
Settler groups enter Al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of the Israeli police, who are besieging Al-Qibly (Southern Prayer Hall) in the mosque, our correspondent stressed.
Our correspondent added that the Israeli occupation forces continue to fire stun grenades and rubber bullets in Al-Aqsa, and Palestinian youths respond by throwing firecrackers.
Israeli occupation forces fired tear gas canisters towards Palestinian students, who protested in support with Al-Aqsa Mosque, near Al Quds University in Abu Dis neighbourhood, occupied Jerusalem . pic.twitter.com/b6LwYgS4OD— Chris Hutchinson (@ChrisHu34451470) April 17, 2022
Earlier, Israeli occupation forces fired stun grenades inside the vicinity of Al-Aqsa to force worshippers out of the mosque’s gates.
Israeli occupation forces had earlier on Sunday assaulted Palestinian worshippers who were performing dawn prayers at the mosque and brutally assaulted them, arresting a young Palestinian in a violent method.
Furthermore, the IOF also increased restrictions at the gates leading to Al-Aqsa, barring worshippers from entering the mosque to perform dawn prayers.
🚨 All gates to Al Aqsa and the old city have been blocked off by terrorist occupation forces.— أحمد (@mellowfala7i) April 17, 2022
This comes ahead of a planned storming of Al Aqsa by settlers in about 2 hours (7am Al Quds time).
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The Palestinian Red Crescent Society announced this morning that its crews treated two Palestinians, one of whom was injured by a rubber bullet and the other by Israeli occupation forces at the Bab Al-Asbat Minaret, one of Al-Aqsa Mosque's gates.