Photos: Storming Al-Aqsa…injuries and arrests
On Friday, dozens of Palestinians were injured during clashes in the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
After the Friday morning prayer ended, the occupation forces stationed at the Dung Gate, and the area witnessed tension between the forces and dozens of young men, and rubber bullets were randomly thrown at the worshipers.
After about an hour, the heavily armed forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque and spread in its courtyards and wooded areas, and surrounded the worshipers in the Al-Qibli and Al-Marwani prayer halls.
The forces also randomly threw rubber bullets and a gas bomb in the courtyards of Al-Aqsa, and inside the Al-Qibli and Al-Marwani prayer halls. As for the forces stationed on the roof of Al-Silsileh Gate, they targeted the worshipers in the courtyard of the Dome of the Rock.
The forces also chased after the worshipers present in the wooded area, and drove hundreds of them out of Al-Aqsa and prevented entry to the mosque, especially young men, for more than an hour.
Mohammed Al-Fityani, spokesman for the Red Crescent, said that the crews dealt with 42 injuries during confrontations with the occupation forces in Al-Aqsa Mosque; 22 of them were transferred to the hospital for treatment.
He explained that most of the injuries were in the upper body parts.
He added that the forces disrupted and obstructed the work of the Red Crescent's crews at the beginning of the events, by preventing them from entering Al-Aqsa, and after communications allowed small ambulances to enter the mosque to transport the injured.
The Red Crescent in Jerusalem stated that it had set up a "field hospital" in Lions Gate to ease the burden on Al-Makassed Hospital and deal with minor injuries.
He pointed out that the forces assaulted one of the ambulance crews by beating him.
The forces arrested journalist Abd al-Salam Awad, while he was monitoring and filming the events at Al-Aqsa.