42 injured in Al-Aqsa mosque attack

At least 42 people have been injured in fresh clashes at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Al-Jazeera quoted the Palestinian Red Crescent as saying that the clashes took place on Thursday night. Most of the injured were injured in the upper part of the body. The clashes took place ahead of the last Friday prayers in the holy month of Ramadan. Israeli police said in a statement that members of the security forces entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound after the rioters threw stones and firecrackers.

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The statement added that the police had taken anti-riot measures to bring the situation under control. Eyewitnesses and reporters said, Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets. They also said that the level of clashes decreased after the Fajr prayers. However, tensions are still high at the scene. Masjidul Aqsa or Baitul Muqaddas is the third holiest place for Muslims around the world. And to the Jews it is known as Temple Mount. They also consider it as one of their holy places.

There have been frequent clashes recently. In the past two weeks, more than 250 Palestinians have been injured in clashes at the Al-Aqsa compound. It is feared that the 11-day war between Israeli forces and Hamas, centered on al-Aqsa’s instability last year, could spark a similar war.

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