Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- The Red Crescent said that the number of injuries among Palestinian worshipers at Al-Aqsa Mosque has increased to reach 305, including 7 in very critical condition.
The Red Crescent said that most of the injuries were to the face and eyes, as the occupation forces fired rubber-coated metal bullets and stun grenades at the worshipers.
Several worshipers were also trapped in the Qibali prayer room at Al-Aqsa Mosque, as the Israeli forces prevented them from going to the courtyards of the mosque, and attacked them with tear gas canisters.
Earlier today, the Israeli occupation forces raided Al-Aqsa Mosque today’s morning, attacked Palestinian worhippers, and fired tear gas canisters, causing suffocation to the worshippers.
The Israeli forces also targeted the Red Crescent crews and ambulances while trying to evacuate injuries in occupied Jerusalem.
The Red Crescent said that Israeli forces targeted one of its ambulances with stun grenades and rubber-coated metal bullets in At-Tur neighborhood in the occupied capital city.
It added that Israeli settlers threw stones at its crews in the city, putting their lives in danger and hampering their humanitarian work.
However, the Israeli forces withdrew from Al Aqsa mosque after hours of a brutal and inhumane raid into the holy mosque.
The worshipers succeeded in preventing Israeli fanatics from a planned raid to Al Aqsa mosque.
Israeli settlers gathered this morning near Al Buraq wall waiting for Israeli forces to repress the worshipers.
Worshipers, however, stressed through the mosque’s loudspeakers that they will never allow settlers to break into the holy mosque.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has confirmed that its medics provided treatment to at least 305 Palestinians, including seven who suffered serious wounds, and thirteen who were shot in the head, face, and eyes, during the Israeli military invasion into Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem. The invasion also led to excessive damage and a fire in the al-Qibli mosque in the Al-Aqsa compound.
The PRCS said the soldiers obstructed the work of its medics, in addition to assaulting and injuring many of them, and shot a medic, identified as Ahmad Dweikat, from Nablus, with a rubber-coated steel bullet under his eye while he was helping injured Palestinians in Al-Aqsa.
The PRCS added that the soldiers deliberately targeted its medics with gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets in the mosque and its surrounding areas.
The Islamic Waqf Department strongly denounced the Israeli invasion and serious violations, causing considerable damage to the holy site, in addition to attacking medics and preventing from moving wounded worshipers to hospitals and medical centers.
It is worth mentioning that a fire broke out in the al-Qibli mosque after the soldiers shot a barrage of gas bombs and concussion grenades into it, to force the Palestinians out.
The soldiers also assaulted many Palestinians in the al-Asbat gate while they were leaving Al-Aqsa, and others who were trying to enter it.
Updated From: Israeli Soldiers Injure More Than 180 Palestinians In Al-Aqsa May 10, 2021, at 13:08
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday morning, the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, and attacked hundreds of Palestinian worshipers, injuring more than 180, including medics, children, and women; one of the wounded is in a profoundly serious condition. The army was trying to remove the Palestinians to allow groups of colonialist settlers to tour into the courtyards of the holy site.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has reported that the soldiers injured more than 180 Palestinians, including many women, children, and elderly, and added that at least 80 of the injured were moved to the field clinic, in addition to the al-Makassed and the French hospital.
Many of the wounded suffered moderate injuries, and one was seriously wounded and is currently hooked to a respiratory machine.
The PRCS stated that many of the wounded are its medics, in addition to medics working in al-Aqsa, and added that the soldiers prevented dozens of medics from entering the courtyards of the holy site to provide the needed treatment to the injured.
Furthermore, the soldiers assaulted and injured several Palestinian journalists in the courtyards of the holy site; some of them have been identified as Lua’ Abu Rmeila, Aseed Amarna, Rami Khatib, and Mohammad Sumreen.
Eyewitnesses said dozens of soldiers attacked the Palestinians in Bab Hotta and Bab al-Asbat, before storming the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, and started firing the gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets, in addition to clubbing many Palestinians while trying to force them out.
They added that the soldiers detained and abducted dozens of Palestinians at the gates of the holy site after the army forced them out.
Furthermore, the soldiers invaded the al-Qibli mosque, in the Al-Aqsa compound, and assaulted dozens of Palestinians while forcing them out.
The soldiers also stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque clinic, assaulted wounded Palestinians and medics, before emptying the clinic and welding its main door shut.
The army attacked the Palestinians to force them out of the mosque and its surrounding areas to allow dozens of colonialist settlers to conducted provocative tours into its courtyards.
The soldiers also abducted some of the wounded Palestinians while the medics were trying to rush them to hospitals and medical centers in East Jerusalem.
It is worth mentioning that, while the soldiers were assaulting, wounding, and abducting dozens of Palestinians, the colonialist settlers gathered nearby while singing and chanting, preparing for their provocative tour.
On his part, the Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Mohammad Hussein, strongly denounced the Israeli offensive on Al-Aqsa and the worshipers and described it as a “premeditated crime.”
Sheikh Omar al-Kiswani, the director of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, also denounced the violation and stated that the assault on the unarmed worshipers is “nothing short of barbaric,” especially after the soldiers invaded its various mosques, clinics, offices and ransacked them, in addition to occupying the rooftops in an act of desecration to the holy site.
In related news, an Israeli colonialist settler rammed his car into a group of Palestinians, before crashing, near Bab al-Asbat, in Jerusalem, causing several injuries.
It is worth mentioning that the soldiers surrounded and isolated the Old city of Jerusalem, and closed all roads around the Old City, to allow the colonists to conduct their provocative tours into al-Aqsa.
The soldiers also forced all Palestinian stores to close, in addition to stopping and interrogating dozens of Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.
This is full crime being carried out by the Israeli occupation police against Palestinian worshipers
Hundreds of Israeli occupation police raided on Monday morning the sacred yards of Al Aqsa Mosque and attacked Palestinian worshipers, wounding 278 of them, including one in serious condition.
The Palestinian Red Crescent said that the Israeli occupation prevented its paramedics from entering into Al Aqsa Mosque prior to the start of the massacre.
At the same time, activists from inside the holy site said that the Israeli occupation police shut down the field clinics inside the Mosque and evacuated the offices of the firefighters.
In the early morning, the worshipers inside the Mosque started appealing to the world through recorded videos and voice memos posted on social media, calling for help.
Many of the worshipers posted pictures and videos for the brutal Israeli attacks and violations being carried out against them.
Several videos showed the Israeli police breaking windows of the Qibli Mosque, the main prayer hall inside Al Aqsa Mosque.
The brutal Israeli attacks against the Palestinian worshipers are going on, while similar violations are being carried out against the Palestinians residents of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in the heart of the occupied city of Jerusalem.
Israeli occupation jets targeted residential areas in the northern Gaza city of Beit Hanoun, killing three children.
This came after about a month of Israeli provocations in the Palestinian city of Jerusalem and at Al Aqsa Mosque, where hundreds of Palestinians were wounded, inclduing dozens sustained serious injuries.
Responding to Israeli crimes, the Palestinian resistance in Gaza fired warning rockets at Israel, which brutally responded with figher jets strikes, killing the three Palestinian children.
Days of Palestine – Gaza – Hamas Movement Monday said in a press statement that the Israeli occupation is the one that started the aggression against our people in Jerusalem, Sheikh Jarrah and Al-Aqsa Mosque, and he has to bear the consequences and pay the price.
Fawzi Barhoum, Hamas spokesman said that all greetings to the valiant resistance in the Joint Operation Room of the Palestinian Resistance Factions, especially the Qassam Brigades, for fulfilling the promise and their direct response to the crime of the Israeli occupation against our people in Jerusalem and worshipers in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.
“All our greetings to our people in Jerusalem for their steadfastness in the face of the Israeli aggression against the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and their response to the encroachment the Zionist usurpers and occupation soldiers with all their strength,” Barhoum added.
He stressed that what is happening in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa, and targeting children and civilians in Gaza, is dangerous Zionist aggression against our Palestinian people and its sanctities, and it crossed all lines. Hamas will not hesitate for a single moment to protect and defend it at all costs.
All Palestinian arenas in Jerusalem, Gaza, the West Bank and the occupied interior are one front in confronting the aggression, responding to the occupation and clashing with it, with all forms and tools of resistance, Barhoum confirmed.
Tensions have escalated in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza throughout the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, amid growing international anger over Israeli intents to expel Palestinian families from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah to make way for Jewish settlers.
Hundreds of Palestinians were wounded during an Israeli police crackdown on protesters outside the Old City of Jerusalem and Sheikh Jarrah.
As violent colonial settlers march through occupied Palestinian Jerusalem and to the Al-Aqsa Mosque – after Israeli occupation forces injured hundreds of Palestinians in their attacks on worshippers, Israeli drone warplanes just murdered nine Palestinians in Gaza, including three children, in Beit Hanoun. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network urges all Palestinian, Arab and international supporters of Palestine to escalate their organizing and struggle to confront massacres and ethnic cleansing and support Palestinian resistance!
For over 73 years of ongoing Nakba, Palestinians have resisted Israeli massacres, ethnic cleansing and colonialism. The latest crimes of Zionism against the Palestinian people, from Sheikh Jarrah to Gaza, the nine martyrs, the murdered children, the hundreds of wounded, and the thousands of Palestinian prisoners resisting behind bars, must inspire all people of conscience to act and organize.
In this moment, it is particularly important to highlight our unconditional support for the Palestinian people and their right to resist. It is now and has always been the resistance of the Palestinian people, through all forms of struggle, that defends Palestine from colonialism and will lead the march to victory and liberation, from the river to the sea. The Palestinian armed resistance are freedom fighters, not only for Palestine confronting Zionism, but on the front lines of the international battle to fight imperialism and colonialism, the greatest threat to the peoples of the world. These Palestinian fighters confront the Israeli military machine, which does not stand alone but is backed by over $3.8 billion in U.S. military aid annually. Our solidarity must affirm Palestinian resistance, Palestinian return, and Palestinian liberation, throughout the entire land of occupied Palestine.
Each Palestinian life, though it is far too often censored, suppressed or unmentioned in Western media, is precious. The nine Palestinians massacred in Gaza by the Israeli occupation forces lived, loved, worked, struggled and built their lives under siege, nourished and nurtured their children. The three children had their entire lives ahead of them, with every potential to shine, develop and blossom, cut off because of the racist ideology of Zionism and the racist state of Israel, backed to the hilt by imperialist powers from the U.S. to Canada to the UK to the European states. We must not let their lives and memory pass by or let their blood be shed idly or in vain.
Palestinians continue to resist and to prove that the Palestinian struggle continues and that organizing and resistance is the road to liberation. We know that it is this resistance that will defeat the attacks of Zionism and imperialism, and our actions and organizing around the world can work to build support for the Palestinian people and their resistance in Jerusalem, Gaza, throughout occupied Palestine and in exile and diaspora.
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network urges all friends of Palestine around the world to join the campaign to #SaveSheikhJarrah and to support Gaza — and all of Palestine. Boycott Israel, take the streets and take action, organize direct actions and speak out to defend Jerusalem, defend Palestine and support the Palestinian resistance and the liberation of Palestine from the river to the sea!
Join us in the Week of Palestinian Struggle from 15-22 May — and right now, urgently, before the week officially begins — to escalate our organizing, resistance and action to support the Palestinians struggling, resisting, fighting and facing the most severe, brutal and deadly colonial violence on the front lines of liberation struggle.
Days of Palestine – Doha – Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas’s Cheif, called for firming political and diplomatic positions on the Arab, Islamic and international levels to prevent the Israeli occupation from continuing its “barbaric” attacks against the Palestinians, their land, and their sanctities in Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
In a message sent to the leaders of Arab and Islamic countries on Sunday, Haniyeh stressed that the escalation of the Israeli aggression had crossed all red lines and provoked the feelings of the Arab and Islamic nation.
He expressed hope and confidence that the Arab and Islamic countries would be unified in confronting the Israeli occupation’s crimes and would support the steadfastness of the Jerusalemites.
The Hamas leader concluded his message by saying, “The Palestinian people in Jerusalem who have been defending the land and holy sites on behalf of the entire Arab and Islamic nation for more than 50 years will not stop and will continue until the achievement of liberation and the establishment of the Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.”
More than 200 Palestinians were wounded outside the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem as Israeli police fired rubber-coated metal bullets, tear gas and stun grenades towards rock-hurling protesters.
Tens of thousands of worshippers had earlier packed Islam’s third-holiest site on the final Friday of Ramadan and many stayed on to protest against Israeli plans to evict Palestinian families from their homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem.
Palestinians have staged a series of sit-ins in the area in recent days denouncing Israeli orders for them to vacate their homes. Israeli security forces have attacked the sit-ins using skunk water, tear gas, rubber-coated bullets, and shock grenades. Dozens of Palestinians have been arrested.