Day 252 Jerusalem during “Al-Aqsa Flood” Operation
June 14, 2024

On the 252nd day of "Al-Aqsa Flood Operation", the occupation authorities prevented hundreds of young men from entering Al-Aqsa to perform the dawn and Friday prayers in Al-Aqsa Mosque, and attacked, pushed, beat, and arrested the worshipers.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center - Jerusalem explained that in the morning hours, forces set up checkpoints on the roads leading to Al-Aqsa, especially the Lions Gate road, and determined paths for worshipers heading to the mosque. Before the call to prayer, the forces deployed and were stationed at the gates of Al-Aqsa, and prevented worshipers from entering.

Worshipers explained to the center that hundreds of young men were prevented from entering Al-Aqsa to perform Friday prayers, as they were stopped and prevented from entering without a reason, while some were subjected to searches and identity checks, and were also prevented from entering.

The worshipers added that the forces also prevented them from sitting and being present at the thresholds of Al-Aqsa “to hear the sermon and prayer,” as the forces chased them from one place to another and took them out of the Old City after preventing them from entering Al-Aqsa.

Pushing and beating attacks were recorded at the gates of Al-Qattaneen, Lions, and the Majles.

The forces also prevented foreign Muslims “from outside the country” from entering and praying at Al-Aqsa.

The forces arrested two young men at the gates of Al-Aqsa.

In a procedure followed by the occupation authorities since last October, forces are deployed in Al-Aqsa squares during sermons and prayers, and are stationed in several areas of the mosque.

In the afternoon, forces stormed Al-Aqsa and arrested a young man while he was in Al-Aqsa.

At dawn prayer, dozens of young men were prevented from entering Al-Aqsa.

The forces also continued to storm towns and neighborhoods in Jerusalem, and set up checkpoints.