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Israeli police clamp down on worshipers entering Al-Aqsa

Israeli police clamp down on worshipers entering Al-Aqsa
Israeli occupation police officers detain a young Palestinian man outside Damascus Gate in occupied Jerusalem, 25 April 2021.

JERUSALEM, Saturday, May 08, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli police attacked today evening Palestinians present near Bab Huta, one of the gates leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, injuring a youth, according to witnesses.

Witnesses said Israeli police fired stun grenades towards Palestinians in the vicinity of Bab Hatta, injuring a youth and detaining another.

Police officers also arrested several worshipers and denied many others access into the compound, only a day after violent clashes erupted at the courtyards of the mosque following an Israeli police attack on innocent worshipers that left scores injured.

Meanwhile today, Israeli police set up a flying checkpoint near the town Abu Ghosh at Highway 1, which connects Jerusalem with Jaffa and north cities, and stopped dozens of buses loaded with worshipers who were on their way to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

Police officers reportedly asked the worshipers to go back or that they would continue the way walking on foot to reach Jerusalem, which is about seven kilometers far from the site of the checkpoint. The Israeli ban, however, was broken about an hour later when hundreds of Palestinians from Jerusalem came from the other direction and shut down the road to Israeli settlers, pressing the Israeli police to reopen the road to the worshipers who had been stuck at the checkpoint for about an hour.

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