Palestinians injured in confrontations with IOF as colonial settlers raid Al-Aqsa

May 05, 2022

Dozens of extremist Israeli settlers stormed, Thursday morning, the courtyards of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque through the Mughrabi Gate, under heavy protection by the Israeli occupation forces.

According to local sources, the occupation forces attacked Muslim worshipers and those stationed in the Mosque, fired sound bombs, gas bombs, and rubber-coated steel bullets, and smashed the glass of Salah al-Din's Minbar (pulpit) in the Qibli (southernmost) prayer hall.

In the same context, sources reported that 12 Palestinian civilians were injured inside the courtyards of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, while others were detained by Israeli occupation forces.

Muslim worshipers confronted the colonial settlers during their storming of the Mosque, by chanting religious slogans in support of occupied Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa, before the occupation forces attacked them.

Israeli occupation forces occupied east Jerusalem, where Al Aqsa is located, during the 1967 war. It annexed the entire city in 1980, in a move never recognized by the international community.