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East Jerusalem: Unrest erupts around Al-Aqsa mosque as Israelis flock to mark Jewish New Year02:26

East Jerusalem: Unrest erupts around Al-Aqsa mosque as Israelis flock to mark Jewish New Year

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, East Jerusalem
September 26, 2022 at 12:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Tensions erupted around Al-Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem on Monday, as Jewish visitors toured the area under Israeli police protection, to mark the Jewish New Year.

The site is one of the most sensitive in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Jewish people know it as Temple Mount, but have not been allowed to pray there for 50 years, and it's also one of the holiest sites in Islam.

According to local media 'ultra-nationalist' Jews walked around the area before clashes broke out with Palestinians.

"I appeal to every free person to be in Al-Aqsa today," said Umm Muhammad Al-Shikhi, a member of Al Aqsa's civic committee. "There were incursions and assaults on women and insulting of women. They arrested young men and prevented all young men from entering Al-Aqsa," he claimed.

Police arrested several protesters, while three injuries were reported by the Palestinian Red Crescent. Palestinian press reported 264 Jewish visitors arrived on Monday, compared to 400 the day before.

East Jerusalem: Unrest erupts around Al-Aqsa mosque as Israelis flock to mark Jewish New Year02:26
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Tensions erupted around Al-Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem on Monday, as Jewish visitors toured the area under Israeli police protection, to mark the Jewish New Year.

The site is one of the most sensitive in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Jewish people know it as Temple Mount, but have not been allowed to pray there for 50 years, and it's also one of the holiest sites in Islam.

According to local media 'ultra-nationalist' Jews walked around the area before clashes broke out with Palestinians.

"I appeal to every free person to be in Al-Aqsa today," said Umm Muhammad Al-Shikhi, a member of Al Aqsa's civic committee. "There were incursions and assaults on women and insulting of women. They arrested young men and prevented all young men from entering Al-Aqsa," he claimed.

Police arrested several protesters, while three injuries were reported by the Palestinian Red Crescent. Palestinian press reported 264 Jewish visitors arrived on Monday, compared to 400 the day before.