Clashes between Palestinian demonstrators and the Israeli occupation police, Friday, April 29, left at least 42 injured, on the square of mosques located in East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Red Crescent announced, after more than a month of violence in the Palestinian territories. in Israel.
Among the wounded, 22 were taken to a hospital in Jerusalem ‘No one is in serious condition’The Red Crescent said. The occupation police claimed that “rioters” king Throwing stones and setting off fireworks.Some also attempt to throw stones at the Western Wall, a sacred Jewish site below.
These actions caused the police to enter and use the park It means to disperse the crowd., according to law enforcement. They said that two people were arrested, one for throwing stones and the other for inciting unrest. A journalist from Agence France-Presse (AFP) immediately reported that the police fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters, according to other witnesses.
Nearly three hundred wounded in two weeks
An uneasy calm returned to the scene in the early afternoon as a crowd of worshipers gathered on the last Friday of Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month set to end early next week. A journalist in Agence France-Presse indicated that the demonstrators continued to raise the Palestinian flags and the Islamic Hamas movement there.
Over the past two weeks, violent clashes have left nearly three hundred Palestinians injured in and around the courtyard of the mosque, the third holiest site in Islam and the holiest site in Judaism, known as the Temple Mount. This place is administered by Jordan, but its entry is under the control of Israel.
This violence comes in the context of an escalation after four attacks carried out in Israel since the end of last March, which left 14 people dead, including a policeman, Israeli Arabs and two Ukrainians. Two attacks in Tel Aviv were carried out by Palestinians from the West Bank, Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967.
Following these attacks, the Israeli army carried out several operations in the West Bank, which included bloody confrontations. A total of twenty-six Palestinians and three Israeli Arabs were killed, among them the attackers.
Mobilizing in support of Palestinians in Iran
These new clashes come as this Friday also celebrates Quds Day, which was launched by Iran in the wake of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Thousands demonstrated in Iran, Israel’s enemy, in support of the Palestinians.
On Thursday, supporters of the armed Islamic organizations of Hamas and the Islamic Jihad in Palestine, near Iran, organized a rally in Gaza Stadium to call for ” Defense “ Jerusalem and the Mosque Square. General Hossein Salami, commander of the Revolutionary Guards, Iran’s ideological army, participated in the event via video conferencing and confirmed that “The State of Israel will be defeated”.
The deployment of the Israeli police forces and the presence of many Jews in the square during Ramadan, who are authorized to visit the place at specific times but without praying there in accordance with the current status quo, was widely seen by the Palestinians and several countries in the region as a gesture ” excitement “. Israel “won’t change” On the current situation in the mosque square, the head of Israeli diplomacy, Yasser Lapid, confirmed on Sunday that the recent police interventions in the mosque square were “justification”.