Occupied Palestine (QNN) – The Israeli occupation forces on Friday morning broke into the Qibli prayer hall in the al-Aqsa Mosque Compound and savagely assaulted the worshipers, before detaining hundreds of them.
Eyewitnesses said that the Israeli forces stormed the Al Qibli prayer hall inside Al-Aqsa Mosque, and fired sound grenades and rubber bullets directly at the worshippers inside it.
The eyewitnesses added the aim of the Israeli forces’ storming of the mosque is to empty it of almost all worshippers.
In the same context, the Israeli forces arrested at least 400 worshipers from the al-Aqsa Mosque, particularly from the Qibli prayer hall, during the raid, said Sheikh Omar al-Kiswani, the director of al-Aqsa Mosque.
“What happened today is an attack on all peaceful worshippers. This was a barbaric premeditated attack on worshippers,” al-Kiswani added.
The Palestinian Red Crescent said that it evacuated 152 injured worshipers from the al-Aqsa Mosque to nearby hospitals, including many with upper body wounds.
In addition, Al-Makassed hospital in occupied Jerusalem said that they had received 40 injured people from Al-Aqsa, two of them with critical injuries.
(Source / 15.04.2022)