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Dozens of Palestinians Muslim Worshippers Wounded During Violent Israeli Attack at Al-Aqsa Mosque

September 6, 2013


Israeli occupation soldiers attack Palestinian Muslim worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque, September 6, 2013


Dozens of Palestinians Muslim Worshippers Wounded During Violent Israeli Attack at Al-Aqsa Mosque

[ 07/09/2013 - 10:17 AM ]


Dozens of Palestinian Muslim worshipers suffered different injuries yesterday afternoon when they were suddenly attacked by the Israeli occupation forces immediately after they finished their Friday prayers.

Eyewitnesses said that following the prayers, a large number of Israeli policemen stormed the Aqsa Mosque from Al-Silsela and Maghariba Gates, spread in its precincts, encircled the silver-domed Mosque, closed its doors with chains and intensively fired pepper and tear gas grenades at the Palestinian worshipers.

The Israeli police forces also deliberately expelled and assaulted journalists and paramedics in an attempt to prevent them from reporting the violations that were committed against the Palestinians at the Mosque.

Medical sources said that dozens of Palestinians were given instant treatment and some of them were taken to hospitals.

The sources confirmed that more than 50 Palestinian citizens were wounded during the events, 20 of them suffered bullet injuries, 30 others suffered gas suffocation and five more received treatment from grenade injuries.

ALECSO slams Israeli measures against Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem

[ 07/09/2013 - 08:07 AM ]


The Arab League educational, cultural and scientific organization (ALECSO) strongly denounced Israel for its escalating violations against the Aqsa Mosque and the Islamic holy sites in occupied Jerusalem.

In a press release, ALECSO considered Israel's Judaization measures at Al-Maghariba Gate area a violation of the international law and the relevant resolutions issued by the UNESCO, which demands the occupation entity to protect the historical sites in Jerusalem.

ALECSO expressed its dismay at the Israeli building of a platform for Jewish women at Al-Buraq wall square near the western wall of the Aqsa Mosque and described it as a flagrant violation of the sanctity of the Islamic and Christian historical sites.

It highlighted its commitment to enforcing the resolutions issued by the Arab League and the organization  of Islamic cooperation regarding Jerusalem and helping the UNESCO protect the Islamic and Christian holy sites in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Dozens of Palestinian Muslim Worshippers Injured at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Saturday September 07, 2013 11:15 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies

Palestinian medical sources have reported that dozens of Palestinian Muslim worshipers have been injured on Friday [September 6 2013] after Israeli occupation soldiers fired gas bombs, rubber-coated metal bullets, and used pepper spray, at Palestinians in the yards of the mosque following Friday noon prayers.

Eyewitnesses said that undercover soldiers of the Israeli military infiltrated into the yards of the mosque through the Al-Magharaba Gate, and surrounded the worshipers in the Al-Qibly Mosque by placing iron barriers around it.

A number of youths hurled stones at the invading soldiers, and the army fired gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets, and sprayed some worshipers with pepper-spray.

The soldiers also forced local reporters out of the mosque area, and prevented them from documenting the attack. Several journalists were also forced out.

Medical sources said that dozens have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation, while others suffered cuts and bruises after being hit by rubber-coated metal bullets; all were moved to local clinics and hospitals.

The sources said that at least fifty Palestinians were injured in the attack; 20 were shot by rubber-coated metal bullets, and at least thirty have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation.


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