Wednesday March 22nd, 2023
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Israeli Forces Raid Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli police forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets at Muslim worshippers in Al-Aqsa Mosque, resulting in at least ten injuries.

Staff Writer

Israeli forces attacked Palestinian worshippers at Al-Aqsa mosque early this morning, firing tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades at them, and resulting in  at least ten injuries.

The Deputy Speaker of Israel's Knesset, Moshe Feiglin, forced his way into the mosque during the clashes, heavily protected by Israeli police.

Police had been deployed to the Temple Mount, the site of Al-Aqsa Mosque, to secure entry to Israelis for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

Clashes between Israeli security forces and Muslim worshippers have been ongoing for several days at Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest Muslim site, and Temple Mount. Dozens of Palestinians were injured on Wednesday during similar clashes.

Israeli forces regularly storm the Al-Aqsa compound to force worshippers out in occupied East Jerusalem.