Palestinians perform prayers in Al-Aqsa despite Israeli measures
Thousands of Palestinians flock Al-Aqsa Mosque from all over Palestine amid Israeli restrictions, and mass rallies in Gaza and Amman in support of Al-Quds.
Thousands of Palestinians performed the third Friday prayer during the holy month of Ramadan at Al-Aqsa Mosque despite strict Israeli occupation restrictions.
The Palestinian Ministry of Islamic Endowments said that more than 150,000 worshipers participated in Friday prayers.
Palestinians flocked to Al-Aqsa from different areas throughout the West Bank, occupied Al-Quds, and occupied Palestinian territories during 1948, in light of the Israeli occupation’s closure of Al-Wad Road towards Al-Aqsa in front of worshipers.
The Israeli occupation forces, through intimidation and threats, seek to alter the identity of #AlQuds and expel its people.— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) April 22, 2022
The #Palestinians, however, resist the occupier armed with steadfastness, strong will, and prayer. #Palestine #AlAqsaUnderAttack pic.twitter.com/RY2DmQxHku
The Palestinians stationed in Al-Aqsa to defend it confronted the IOF attacks in the Mosque's courtyards. The occupation forces fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters, injuring dozens, 30 of whom were injured in their upper body parts.
Israeli occupation forces' daily attacks in #AlAqsa can only say one thing, and one thing only: "Israel" is after everyone who exists on the land of #Palestine. #AlAqsaUnderAttack pic.twitter.com/QBTglSD04P— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) April 22, 2022
Among the injured were journalists and paramedics.
Watch | The moment the Israeli occupation forces assaulted journalists in occupied #AlQuds this morning, despite them shouting out they are journalists. #AlAqsaUnderAttack #Palestine pic.twitter.com/uqnnSpn0ZF— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) April 22, 2022
Calls to expel Israeli Ambassador in Jordan
Palestinian factions called on Palestinians to revolt in defense of Al-Aqsa Mosque and in support of those stationed in the Mosque who were subjected to the violence and oppression of the Israeli occupation.
The head of the Jordanian Bar Association, Mazen Rashidat, said, the scenes from Al-Aqsa Mosque show that Palestinians are resisting by all means.
Rashidat added that Jordanian unions have called on the Jordanian government to take deterrent measures against the Israeli occupation, the first of which is the expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador.
The head of the Jordanian Bar Association, Mazen Irsheidat, to #AlMayadeen: We, as Jordanian government unions, demanded taking deterrent measures against the Zionist entity, the first of which is the expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador.#Palestine #AlAqsaUnderAttack https://t.co/XR93oYCO2U— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) April 22, 2022
Thousands rally in Gaza in support of Al-Aqsa
Thousands of Palestinians participated in mass rallies in all cities of the Gaza Strip, in support of Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa Mosque against IOF attacks on worshipers.
In a speech during the rally in northern Gaza, the Hamas official Suhail Al-Hindi called on Palestinians in the West Bank and the occupied Palestinian interior to defend Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Addressing the Israeli occupation, Al-Hindi stressed that Al-Aqsa Mosque is a red line.
The Hamas official underscored that Gaza stands with Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa Mosque and will defend it.
Jordanians call on government to cancel Wadi Araba agreement
Similarly, mass rallies took place in Jordan in support of Al-Quds. Demonstrators in Amman called on the Jordanian government to cancel the Wadi Araba agreement and expel the Israeli ambassador from the country.
Al Mayadeen correspondent in Amman said all Jordanian parties participated in the rally that took place.
#Jordan #Palestinians #Israel : Big march in #Amman in support of Palestinians over recent clashes in Al Aqsa Mosque compound - calls for Jordan to expel Israeli ambassador #الأردن #ٱلْمَسْجِد_ٱلْأَقْصَىٰ pic.twitter.com/KnmAv2VYvS— sebastian usher (@sebusher) April 22, 2022
It is noteworthy that Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi condemned the Israeli escalation in Al-Aqsa Mosque, announcing the summoning of the Israeli Chargé d'Affairs in Amman to inform him of the Kingdom's condemnation.
In addition, 76 deputies in the Jordanian parliament called for severing ties with the Israeli occupation and freezing all bilateral agreements.