Israeli forces arrest Palestinian youths outside al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli forces clash with Palestinians at al-Aqsa Mosque in East al-Quds (Jerusalem). (File photo)

 Israeli forces clash with Palestinians at al-Aqsa Mosque in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).
 “Israeli troops beat and dispersed Palestinians who were gathering in the holy mosque on Wednesday after Israeli settlers entered the al-Aqsa mosque and started acting in a provocative way.”
Israeli forces have clashed with Palestinians outside the al-Aqsa Mosque in East al-Quds (Jerusalem), arresting dozens of Palestinian youths, Press TV reports.

Israeli troops beat and dispersed Palestinians who were gathering in the holy mosque on Wednesday after Israeli settlers entered the al-Aqsa mosque and started acting in a provocative way.

Several Palestinian journalists were reportedly wounded by Israeli forces.

Earlier in the day, Israeli forces raided the house of Grand Mufti of al-Quds Mohammed Hussein and detained him in connection with the heightened tension in the area.

On Tuesday, similar clashes erupted between the Israeli settlers, soldiers and Palestinians following the entry of some 100 Israeli settlers into the mosque. Several Palestinians were reportedly injured, and several others were arrested.

Meanwhile, Israel’s minister of religion is said to be planning to amend a law which would allow Jews to pray at al-Aqsa.

The move has drawn criticism from Israeli lawmakers who say the eastern part of al-Quds has been under Israeli occupation for 46 years.

(Source / 09.05.2013)

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