Palestinians Have Condemned The Storming Of The Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound By Israeli Police
Palestinians have condemned the storming of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound by Israeli police, which then launched tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at worshippers at Islam’s third holiest site in occupied East Jerusalem.
Israeli police forcefully evacuated Muslim worshippers to clear the way for the Jewish visitors in one of the most sensitive venues in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, said Palestinian officials.
The Palestinian authority, which governs parts of the Israeli-occupied west bank, in a statement said it held “The Israeli occupation government fully responsible for the escalation resulting from the Israeli incursion in the Al-Aqsa mosque complex in Occupied Jerusalem.
The incident took place two days ahead of Eid Al-Adha celebrated by Muslims, and on the eve of their annual Hajj pilgrimage.
Hamas, the group that governs the Gaza strip, called on the Palestinians to make their way to Jerusalem, and to remain in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound until Eid Al-Adha prayers.