Europe News Desk!! Israeli police entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem and clashed with dozens of Palestinians praying there. Arab countries have condemned it. A new round of rocket attacks and airstrikes has begun in the area. The Palestinian Red Crescent in Jerusalem said on Wednesday that at least 12 people were wounded during clashes at the Al-Aqsa compound, Xinhua news agency reported. Video footage circulated on social media showed Israeli soldiers beating Palestinian youths with clubs at the gate of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. In protest, 16 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel. This triggered several rounds of Israeli airstrikes in Gaza.
In a statement, Israeli police said at least 350 Palestinians barricaded inside the mosque and stormed it with sticks and stones. When the police entered the mosque, they were pelted with stones and fireworks were set off by a large group of agitators, the statement said. The Palestinians barricaded themselves inside the mosque. Hamas calls for defense against Israeli attacks. The Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site for Muslims, and the holiest site for Jews. The site is located in the Old City of East Jerusalem. It was captured by Israel in the 1967 war, along with the West Bank and Gaza Strip. “We hold Israel responsible for the conflict,” Palestinian presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudineh said in a statement. It must act responsibly, otherwise the consequences will be dangerous for all.
Arab countries also condemned this incident. Saudi Arabia said that Israel is harming those offering Namaz. Jordan has also condemned the entry of Israeli police into the mosque complex. In a statement, Egypt condemned Israel’s aggression against Akitamadand. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani on Wednesday strongly condemned the Israeli police attack, saying the attack once again showed the world Israel’s criminal and anti-human rights nature.
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