IOF assaults Palestinians at Damascus Gate, occupied Al-Quds
Nearly a dozen Palestinian youths have been wounded at Damascus Gate in Al-Aqsa mosque, and the IOF detained at least seven and took them to undisclosed locations.
Nearly a dozen Palestinians were injured at the hands of the Israeli occupation forces at Damascus Gate in Al-Aqsa Mosque, occupied Al-Quds, the Palestinian Red Crescent reported.
The organization reported that 11 young men had been injured due to Israeli violence that varied from the use of tear gas and physical assault with batons.
قوات الاحتلال تعـتدي على الشبان في باب العامود بالقدس بالهراوات pic.twitter.com/NsFdMe3Ir1— وكالة شهاب للأنباء (@ShehabAgency) April 3, 2022
The Israeli occupation forces arrested several civilians in the area after assaulting them and handcuffing them before taking them to undisclosed locations.
قوات الاحتلال تعتقل شابًا من باب العامود بالقدس pic.twitter.com/8KNyGLXhet— AlQastal القسطل (@AlQastalps) April 3, 2022
The Israeli occupation forces also deployed their Mista'arvim unit, which proceeded to assault and detain civilians after pretending to be part of the Palestinian crowd before turning on them.
Confrontations erupted between the IOF and Palestinian worshippers who had gathered at the Damascus Gate of Al-Aqsa mosque following Isha and Taraweeh prayers.
Palestinians had confronted the Israeli occupation forces at the Damascus Gate on Saturday as well, as the area saw an increased presence of occupation forces. The situation grew stressful as they erected a steel fence on both sides of the gate and erected a mobile command center close by.
This happened in the aftermath of the Isha and Taraweeh prayers in Al-Aqsa mosque, too, on the first day of the month of Ramadan, where 50,000 worshippers gathered.