Israeli regime forces on Monday stormed al Aqsa Mosque in occupied al Quds (Jerusalem) and attacked Muslim worshipers by rubber-coated bullets and tear gas in yet another violation during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Firas al-Dibs, spokesperson for the Islamic Endowment and Al-Aqsa mosque affairs told Ma’an news that at least 35 people were hit with rubber-coated bullets in clashes with Israeli occupation forces that lasted for approximately three and a half hours. The injured reportedly received treatment in clinics inside the compound.
Al-Dibs added that dozens were hurt by tear gas and others were attacked with pepper spray as Israeli soldiers and police officers forcibly evacuated worshipers from the compound to secure an area for Zionist extremists touring the compound.
He highlighted the fact that using tear gas and pepper spray on worshipers can cause serious problems, as Muslims targeted are fasting.
Meanwhile, Islamic Commission and the Awqaf Council condemned the incursion of Israeli forces into the Aqsa Mosque and attacking worshipers inside. They considered the attack as a violation of the sanctity of the holy month of Ramadan and a provocation to Muslims. Both bodies stressed that the Aqsa Mosque is for Muslims only and will not be for any others whatever it takes.
Dozens of Muslims and sit-inners were injured on Sunday and Monday after being attacked by Israeli soldiers who broke into the holy site along with settlers. The forces also tried to evacuate the Aqsa Mosque from Muslim worshipers and sit-inners.
The Israeli regime is increasing al Aqsa violation amid preparations to mark the annual World Quds Day rallies held on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. This year’s Word Day will be marked on 1st July and extend over the weekend in most Western countries. During that period, worldwide rallies are held to commemorate the Palestinian people’s resistance against the Israeli regime and their struggles to liberate their territories which have been occupied by the regime for decades.
Millions of pro-Palestinian demonstrators, including Muslims and non-Muslims, take to the streets to denounce Israel’s atrocities against the people of Palestine.