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State of Palestine: Israeli police face off with Palestinians at Al Aqsa Mosque00:42

State of Palestine: Israeli police face off with Palestinians at Al Aqsa Mosque

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, East Jerusalem
July 26, 2015 at 13:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of Palestinians and several Israeli police officers were reportedly injured after Israeli security forces and Israeli Jewish worshippers clashed with Palestinian Muslims in and around the Al Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem, Sunday. Footage shows Palestinians facing off with Israeli security forces close to the mosque, with one man seen receiving treatment from Red Crescent workers.

Israeli Jewish worshippers had attempted to enter the area to mark the Tisha B'Av holiday earlier in the day. They then clashed with Palestinian Muslims. Israeli security forces stormed the mosque shortly afterwards, blocking the building's entrance to prevent worshippers from entering.

The Al Aqsa Mosque, located in the Old City of Jerusalem, next to the Dome of the Rock, represents one of the holiest sites for Muslims. The mosque and the holy sanctuary sit at Temple Mount, which is among the most sacred sites in Judaism. The location is a common flashpoint in East Jerusalem and in the Palestine-Israel conflict.

State of Palestine: Israeli police face off with Palestinians at Al Aqsa Mosque00:42
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Dozens of Palestinians and several Israeli police officers were reportedly injured after Israeli security forces and Israeli Jewish worshippers clashed with Palestinian Muslims in and around the Al Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem, Sunday. Footage shows Palestinians facing off with Israeli security forces close to the mosque, with one man seen receiving treatment from Red Crescent workers.

Israeli Jewish worshippers had attempted to enter the area to mark the Tisha B'Av holiday earlier in the day. They then clashed with Palestinian Muslims. Israeli security forces stormed the mosque shortly afterwards, blocking the building's entrance to prevent worshippers from entering.

The Al Aqsa Mosque, located in the Old City of Jerusalem, next to the Dome of the Rock, represents one of the holiest sites for Muslims. The mosque and the holy sanctuary sit at Temple Mount, which is among the most sacred sites in Judaism. The location is a common flashpoint in East Jerusalem and in the Palestine-Israel conflict.

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