In pictures: Israeli forces storm the Al-Aqsa enclosure News Gallery


Israeli forces stormed the site of the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Monday and fired rubber-coated wheels, tear gas and sound bombs at Palestinian worshipers.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said more than 180 Palestinians were injured, of whom more than 80 were hospitalized, including one person in critical condition.

Possible forced evictions of Palestinians from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem provoked demonstrations that Israeli security forces have harshly repressed during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.

The videos showed tear gas canisters fired at the Qibly Mosque and stun grenades were fired at Palestinian worshipers inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque itself.

The latest violence comes as occupied East Jerusalem prepares for a Jewish nationalist march planned by the city later Monday. The annual “Jerusalem Day” parade marks the day East Jerusalem was occupied in 1967 and later annexed by Israel, an action not recognized by the majority of the international community.

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