Clashes, injuries and arrests in support of Al-Aqsa…and obstructing the education process in three schools
The director of paramedics in the Palestinian Red Crescent, Amin Abu Ghazaleh, said that 36 citizens were injured on Tuesday with wounds and bruises and suffocation cases due to sound grenades and rubber bullets during clashes that broke out outside the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque. Dr. Abu Ghazaleh explained that five injuries were wounds in the head and one was in the hand, and paramedics provided treatment for all the injured whether on field or in the Old City’s clinics. Fida’ Rweidi, photographer of Wadi Hilweh Information Center-Silwan, got injured by shrapnel of a sound grenade in her leg while she was monitoring and covering the events in Al-Wad Street in the Old City of Jerusalem. Nader Afaghani, head of Al-Aqsa Boys School, said that one student (10th grade) got injured with a rubber bullet in his head and had to have 10 stitches; the force also arrested a student from the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem. Afaghani pointed out that the forces prevented the students from 1st grade until 12th from reaching their schools since the early morning. The occupation forces targeted the students while they were in the streets of the Old City and near Al-Aqsa gates while trying to get to their schools. The education process in Al-Aqsa Girls School has been stable lately after restrictions and obstacles were previously imposed on the administrative and teaching staff; they were allowed to enter only through Al-Silsileh Gate after 8 a.m. this morning. In Dar Al-Aytam school, the Directorate of Education was forced to stop teaching after the second class and the students left the school after the occupation forces went on top of the roofs adjacent to the school and randomly fired grenades and rubber bullets in the area; note that Dar Al-Aytam school is located near Al-Majles Gate which witnessed the most violent clashes today. Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the forces arrested three Jerusalemites from Al-Aqsa gate and its courtyards, they are: Mo’men Tawil (16) from Beit Hanina, Ismaeel Tawil (20 from Dung Gate and the paramedic Ahmad Al-Razem (19).