Clashes Between Israeli Police & Palestinian Protesters as Jews Allowed Entry to Al-Aqsa Mosque
- Clashes Between Israeli Police & Palestinian Protesters as Jews Allowed Entry to Al-Aqsa Mosque
Violence erupted at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem as Israeli forces allowed Jewish settlers to enter the compound for Jerusalem Day, sparking protests, arrests and injuries.
Israelis are usually prevented from entering the holy site during the last 10 days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan when worshippers stay inside the site. This is the first time in around 30 years that Israelis have been allowed inside the site they call Temple Mount during this period.
Al Jazeera reports that settlers gathered outside the compound and police decided to let them in. Palestinians inside the mosque protested against the admittance of the Israelis, with some throwing chairs and other items, prompting Israeli forces to enter the mosque and fire tear gas, sound bombs and rubber bullets, and arrest a number of Palestinians.