The occupation forces stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque , attacked and besieged the Almoravids and fired rubber bullets, sound bombs and tear gas, injuring a number of worshipers and preventing ambulance crews from reaching the injured before they withdrew.
And the occupation forces arrested a number of people stationed in Al-Aqsa Mosque, including the Jerusalemite journalist Abdel Salam Awad, while he was covering the confrontations.
The occupation forces surrounded the worshipers in the Al-Qibli prayer hall, closed them with metal chains, and prevented the injured from being taken out.
The Red Crescent in Jerusalem said that the occupation forces prevented ambulance crews from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque and transporting the injured, noting that 42 injuries were recorded during the confrontations, and 22 of them were transferred to Al-Makassed Hospital.
Journalist Hassan Dabbous was hit by a rubber bullet in the loins while covering the events at Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Al-Aqsa Mosque is preparing to commemorate the last Friday of the month of Ramadan, in which tens of thousands participate annually.
The factions and bodies of the masses of our people in Jerusalem, the interior and the West Bank called for broad participation in the revival of the “Dawn of Victory” Friday.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians participated in the evening and Tarawih prayers on Thursday evening at Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the numbers were estimated at more than seventy thousand.
On the other hand, the Israeli occupation forces raised their alertness in the city of Jerusalem and in the Palestinian territories in general, according to what the official broadcaster “Kan” quoted security officials as saying.
The Israeli security services described the coming days as “very tense”, until the end of next May, meaning the end of the provocative “flags march” that takes place on the anniversary of the occupation of Jerusalem in the Hebrew calendar, and settlers enter the Old City.