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15 Palestinians injured as Israeli police storm courtyards of Al-Aqsa

JERUSALEM, Friday, May 21, 2021 (WAFA) – At least 15 Palestinians were injured on Friday afternoon when a contingent of the Israeli occupation police raided the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem, according to WAFA correspondent.

Witnesses inside the compound said that after Friday prayers many worshipers stayed at the premises to celebrate the ceasefire between Palestinian factions in Gaza and the Israeli occupation's government, before an Israeli police force raided the courtyards and started firing rubber-coated rounds and teargas at the worshipers.

At least 15 worshipers were injured by rubber-coated rounds, while many others sustained suffocation from teargas or beaten by the police.

Several worshipers, including women and children, were physically assaulted by the attacking police officers. Other worshipers were also beaten.

All of the wounded were evacuated to hospitals for medical treatment.


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