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Israeli troops and settlers enter the grounds of Al-Aqsa Mosque Palestine News



The Israel Defense Forces entered the grounds of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, along with hundreds of Jews to whom they gave access on the Jerusalem Day on the occasion of the anniversary of their occupation of East Jerusalem at the end of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. [19659002] Israeli forces fired tear gas on Sunday and arrested a number of Palestinians who took part in prayers after protests erupted on the mosque grounds after it was announced that Jews would enter the holy site.

It was the first time in three decades In the final days of the month of fasting Ramadan, which this year coincided with the Israeli national holiday in memory of the city, Jews were allowed to enter the grounds of mosque grounds and across the city, as Hundreds of Jews were waiting outside the gate for their entrance.

Israeli Police Decision

Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reported from West Jerusalem: "What It Was It has been announced that because of the sensitivity that lasted until the end of Ramadan, Jews would not be allowed into the grounds of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. "

" But in fact, hundreds of what we think would be done were settlers and religious nationalists gathered at the entrance gate demanding entry.

"After the police apparently decided that they would come in, protests started from Palestinians and troops moved in to quell the demonstrations. At this point, the Jewish settlers were allowed to come in, "Fawcett said.

A video on the site showed Palestinians shouting" Allahu Akbar "(God is great) and throwing chairs and other items at a door before tear gas broke out and stun bombs were thrown at them.

Thousands of Jews have also flown to the nearby Wailing Wall to prepare for the festivities and marches that will take place in the afternoon and evening in the city.

The annual march through the city, including the Muslim Quarter of the Old City, which closes the Palestinians to close their shops te forces, often causes collisions.

Security measures tightened and police on high alert afterward A Palestinian youth shot dead by Israeli troops attempting to enter occupied East Jerusalem for Friday prayers at the Al Aqsa Mosque.

In another incident on Friday, a Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli police following a suspected attack by two Israelis in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem.

The site of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, designated by Jews as Temple Mount, is the third-holiest site for Muslims.

The area has always been closed to the Jews in the last 10 days of Ramadan, when a large number of Muslim believers were on the site.

"The police really do not explain why they made that decision," said Al Jazeera Fawcett.

] "The police spokesman merely says that access to non-Muslims was allowed today as on any normal day," but did not concede that the Israeli holiday is over, or that Ramadan is over.

When the Jerusalem Day last coincided with the end of Ramdan in 1988, the grounds of the Al-Aqsa Mosque were closed to Jews.

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